The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for November, 2008

Why San Diego?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The local newspaper today had an article asking why San Diego had the largest protest march against Proposition 8 of any city in the country.  According to the local police, there were over 20,000 people marching last Saturday in San Diego.  There were literally marches all over the country, but San Diego had more people […]


Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The only thing you can truly change is your own mind, but that can be enough to change the world.

Deja vu continued

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I’ve been here before. After the passage of an anti-gay measure in my state, people all over the country are protesting and counter protesting.  The press is speculating what executive orders the Democratic president-elect will do in his first days in office, and the gay press is calling for him to something for the LGBT […]

Deja Vu

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

This all feels familiar…. I am in San Diego watching the election returns.  I moved to a new city about 2 years ago and this the first national election since.  The country is electing a Democratic president and I am worried about the outcome of an anti-gay initiative in my state. The year is 1992. […]

Through new eyes

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I’ve been a theme park fan since the Magic Kingdom opened in Florida when I was 11.  One of the great things about Southern California is the abundance of theme parks. In the year or so since I’ve had a season pass to Disneyland I’ve been there about once a month on average.  I’ve been […]

A new (virtual) home

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Over the last two weeks, John and I have been moving all our sites from the server at a friend’s house (thank you Jeff) to a commercial hosting service.  This has meant having to quickly learn some web applications, but quick learning is one of my strengths.  What we gain from this move is the […]

One more wedding

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Last weekend we went to another wedding – for the Mikes, who were the witnesses for ours the previous week. It was an absolutely perfect day and the ceremony was gorgeous. I loved the fact that their daughter was their witness. The weddings we’ve been to this summer seem have fallen into a pattern: there […]