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Image by ruminatrix
Nathan, Vanessa and I went to Helekpe Adaklu, not far from Ho, to do a day hike up Mount Adaklu. Vanessa and I knew there was a surprise planned for Nathan for his birthday that day. We expected lunch with a few others from VEG and a contact in Helekpe, David. Then we had planned to hike after and maybe camp for the night part way up. We had no idea what was in store for the day…
It turns out what was planned was a huge, village-wide celebration in honor of Nathan, who had been to the village earlier in the summer as part of the organization’s microfinance work. They had arranged speeches, dancing & drumming, music, lunch, and gift presentations to each of us visitors.
Nathan lines up for some official shots outside. Did I mention that he, too, was dressed to hike, but was whisked away and returned in, quite literally, his birthday suit.
Needless to say, we never made it hiking that day.
Pataphysical Time Travel
Image by fabola
The good doctors at Pataphysical Studios gathered at Dr. Rindbrain and Dr. Judy’s home on a rainy Saturday to contemplate the passage of time and make art about it.
We celebrated Dr. Skidz’ 70th birthday in style, with small gifts ranging from an illuminated tie to an antique telephone, hearty spirits, a nice chocolate cake and stock in the Mind Shaft Society.
We then discussed our first sketches and models for the Time Machine — and sketched out more ideas about our next pataphysical invention.
We enjoyed this opportunity to cheer our old friend and design our upcoming time travel experience together.
Fire in the hole!
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