The Kraken Wakes

Tales of huge tentacled or horned sea creatures exist from ancient times, and persist to this day.  The Greek legend of the Scylla, a monster with six heads that Odysseus must sail past during his travels, is an example of this tradition. In 1555 Olaus Magnus wrote of a sea creature with “sharp and long…

A Dark and (Lovely) Stormy

A few years ago, I was invited to the birthday party of a dear friend who just happens to be a lesbian. Not just your average lesbian mind you; she’s a very well-known, socially involved, power lesbian. We share one friend and I would know only a handful of people there, so our mutual friend was…