Liu Ling, a Daoist master of ancient China, was often at home, drunk and naked. When visitors stopped in and were shocked to find him this way, he would tell them, “Heaven and earth are my home, and my house is my pants. What are you all doing in my pants?”
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.