The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for July, 2007

A way too fast week and Comic-Con

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The week flew by…literally. After a whirlwind Gay Pride – brunch, the parade, some time at the info booth and home by 8 – Sunday I flew to Florida. In part because of flying east and having to change planes and in part because of a delay due to mechanical problems, I basically spent all […]

Our new indoor pool

Friday, July 20th, 2007

We’ve been embarking on a kitchen renovation for a few months. We signed all the paperwork in May, but it’s only been the last few weeks that deliveries started arriving. Given our budget but still wanting someone other than ourselves to be the general contractor, we used a big box store. They won’t start work […]

A loss

Friday, July 20th, 2007

We had a death in the family this week. It was not unexpected, but my “Aunt Lynn” (technically, my sister’s mother in law) succumbed to cancer. I’ll be going to Florida on Sunday for the funeral. These things never happen at a ‘convenient’ time. There always seems to be so much going on when we […]

More than a step backward

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Last week Pope Benedict (I still think of him as Cardinal Ratzinger) announced that any parish is free to celebrate the old rite Latin Mass any time. There have been plenty of discussions in the media by learned theologians and others about pros and cons of this move and I certainly cannot add to the […]


Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Last weekend was LA weekend. Well, we started by seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in San Diego (see, we do get good shows once in a while). It was good, but way too crowded. After the build up exhibits – gorgeous photographs of the area where the scrolls were found – I didn’t really […]

Hitting the ground running

Friday, July 6th, 2007

We got home from vacation on Saturday afternoon and the calendar immediately started to fill up. I had booked a surfing lesson on Sunday morning. It was my birthday gift from John back in January but I wanted to wait until the water was warmer to try it. Let’s just say there won’t be any […]