My name is Eden Marriott Kennedy. I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, with my parents, my two older brothers, and a big, red-haired dachshund named Claudius. My dad taught me how to do a crossword puzzle and my mom taught me how to knit. My brothers taught me how to light firecrackers without blowing off my hand and drop the puck in a street hockey game without losing my teeth.
Despite having all those valuable skills, I never became a hockey fan, and all the good fireworks are illegal where I live now. I only knit when it's cold and I need something to keep my knees warm. I gave up doing a daily crossword when I let my New York Times subscription lapse.
Then I discovered blogging.
When I had a baby and lost my editing job back in 2001, blogging became a good way to record my history and teach myself a little HTML. For instance, here's an early post where I describe what it was like to give birth in my own bathroom. Here's this other thing where I took a picture of my head every day for three months so that the whole Internet could watch my hair grow.
Because of the time and energy I've wasted on the Internet I've been mentioned, quoted, featured, and/or interviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Frontline, the BBC, The Santa Barbara Independent, and The Santa Barbara News-Press (which I'm not linking because I'd need to buy a subscription to find the URL).
We think it's funny (and it got a nice review in The Washington Post) but if you don't agree and want to get rid of your copy, please mail it to:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Henrik Ibsens gate 5, 0255 Oslo, NORWAY
I used blog at yogabeans.com under the name Elastigirl, but then I stopped. In 2016 I moved all the archived posts over here and let the domain expire.
If you'd like to send me an e-mail, that would be great! That's emk at emkennedy dot net. I normally respond pretty quickly. If I don't it may be because (a) you have overwhelmed me with your kindness/anger and I don't know how to respond, or (b) you've asked me to help you market something that makes no sense to me whatsoever.
My Adam and Eve logo was designed by Michele Howley Boudreaux.
My husband's web site is here.
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The tagline "Mission accomplished, pal" is from John Berryman's poem, Dream Song 16:
Henry's pelt was put on sundry walls where it did much resemble Henry and them persons was delighted. Especially his long & glowing tail by all them was admired, and visitors. They whistled: This is it! Golden, whilst your frozen daiquiris whir at midnight, gleams on you his fur & silky & black. Mission accomplished, pal. My molten yellow & moonless bag, drained, hangs at rest. Collect in the cold depths barracuda. Ay, in Sealdah Station some possessionless children survive to die. The Chinese communes hum. Two daiquiris withdrew into a corner of the gorgeous room and one told the other a lie.
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