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Trickster Goddess Story

In Hindu mythology, there was an Asura (a demon) named Bhasmasura who wanted to be the most powerful Asura ever. He thought that immortality would make him the most powerful demon. He prayed and prayed to Shiva. He meditated deeply, … Continue reading

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I’ll Dip My Toe Into The Tide

I wonder how much of the “oh, those pathetic college students, wanting to be sheltered” is accurate, and how much of it might just be trickery – like the Samoans who pulled Margaret Mead’s leg about their culture. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Female Tricksters

I’m trying to find female tricksters in mythology and literature. I’m also trying to see how they are different from male tricksters. Scheherazade comes to mind. I’m think Judith, as well. Circe, maybe. Eris comes to mind as well. Dido, … Continue reading

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Anime and Robots

Two years ago I was at the Convention Center in Honolulu with my robotics team, and at the same time an Anime convention was happening at an upper level set of rooms in the center. It was wild to see … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe: Scientist

June 1st was Marilyn Monroe’s birthday. She would have been 83, a prime number.(!) There were numerous tributes to her and a series of previously unreleased photos from a shoot that was done when she was 24. Now comes another … Continue reading

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