i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
*sniffles* brian sent me the coolest birthday present ever: an old "star & satellite path finder," which is a star chart/wheel which has all the constellations cross-referenced with the month. he brought it with him the last time i saw him in california, and we were able to find leo, sirius, and saturn (of course, i have a special fondness for leo). brian says he bought this particular star chart the year i was born, so he says it seemed appropriate to give to me for my 30th birthday. *sniffles, smiles* he says i should use it at burning man, which as it will be moonless, will be a particularly lovely thing to do.
and as an entirely gratuitous gesture, he also sent me a copy of "pacific northwest: land of light & water," as a way to acquaint me with my "new neighborhood." :)