It has recently been discovered that our Milky Way galaxy is part of a large super-cluster of galaxies that has been named Laniakea, Hawaiian for “Immeasurable Heaven”. In a sense, we are all catching a great wave in our cosmic Hawaiian home.
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.