Left: Hilary & Jonathan in 1986, by Elsa Dorfman [detail].

© 1986-2005 Elsa Dorfman. Used with permission.
All rights reserved.
To link to Elsa's original "giant Polaroid" image, click here.
(That's us in Column 4, Row 4.)

Right: Hilary & Jonathan in 1999, by Marcia Elwitt.

To see a Hilary & Jonathan retro-groovy fashion show from 1988, click here.

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Hilary-and-Jonathanish stuff

The Silly Pillows
Our indie-pop band. First the Silly Pillows were a home-recorded lo-fi duo (Jonathan and Hilary); then they were a studio-and-live group featuring Jonathan and others (with Hilary taking a long sabbatical from music); then the group was inactive; and now it's the original duo again! The link above takes you to an extensive website with album information, free downloads, videos, lyrics, reviews, colorful images, funny stuff, etc.

Attention underground music buffs:
If you want to read a dry, lengthy history of where the Silly Pillows sprang from, what scenes they dovetailed with, where they fit in on the map of alternative pop, etc. -- with a few scrapbook-style pictures -- visit a separate page of ours called The Silly Pillows in Context.

Hilary and Jonathan on Stage!
Follow this link to see our theater escapades.

Hilaryish stuff

Digital camera photos from our land

Like an owner-built home, my part of this page is perpetually half-finished & under construction; disorganized/comfortably lived in; appropriately representative of my life.

As a New Year's 2004 resolution, I started a book blog with the goal of tracking all the books I read this year and consequently reading less but writing more. I'm still going in March. This doesn't mean I'll get to December but it does mean the chances are better. The last time I updated my previous book list was 1996...

My biggest volunteer project is the Susquehanna County Community Information Network, which has effectively become my baby. I administer it and wrote most of the database program, which I intend to re-work at some point and release as open source. I also do stuff for Project Gutenberg (Little House in the Fairy Wood was my contribution), Distributed Proofreaders, DMOZ, etc. In the "real world," among other things I've adopted the road past our house.

I run, albeit very, very slowly. I have committed myself to run the Steamtown Marathon on October 10, 2004. Exciting and scary. Maybe after that I'll tackle NaNoWriMo. Maybe not. I just started a blog about training for the marathon, something I would have been happy to read last year when I started seriously thinking about it. (People who plan on qualifying for Boston are too intimidating to be inspiring to me!)

I work at the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association where I'm the alpha geek (supporting 58 computers now!), handle reference and publicity, play Gilderoy Lockhart in our Harry Potter Club, and chip in wherever I'm needed. After 12 years, I still love every moment of it (well, almost every moment...)

My domain Salticid.com is the possible future home of some kind of consulting business, but mostly it's a placeholder for links (like my mother's website) to websites I've done and a site to host our large files. I continue to be very pleased with site5.

I've been a pantheist all my life but didn't know what it was until I stumbled across Paul Harrison's page in 1997. At that time the term was "scientific pantheism," but it's now mutated through consensus to the broader term and what was an informal group is now the World Pantheism Movement.

As part of connecting with nature and enjoying our land, I try to keep lists of the animals & plants I identify. To me this area (the Endless Mountains in northeast PA) is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Misspellings of our name: over 100 variations. Much rarer to get good ones in the online age, plus we've seen all the common ones.

Music I listen to (updated March, 2004 for the first time in years&years)

Prestige Packing Products.
A spoof of upmarket business-to-business commerce. Content by Hilary, website by the Vinyl Rake.

The Quotable Hilary Caws-Elwitt.

Jonathanish stuff

The official website for my work as a playwright and humorist is
jonathancaws-elwitt.com . There, in addition to sample scripts and publication news, you'll find a plethora of my online wit and tomfoolery.

Manny Tikitz
My street-theater character, a lime-tuxedoed sower of logical nonsense who entertains festival crowds and has at times hosted a live comedy show in the town of Montrose, PA.

Jonathan's Drawings
Perhaps you've noticed the "Palm/Lamp" illustration below. This link takes you to a few more drawings of mine. [Additional JC-E artwork can be found all over the Silly Pillows website -- see above.]

Graphic Design by JC-E
Yes, I'm a dilettante. [Additional JC-E design can be found all over the Silly Pillows website -- see above.]

Art Photos by JC-E
Just some digital-photography dabbling. The portfolio pages here may not prove me a great photographer, but they are a testimony to my firm belief that "portfolio" is a funny word, which should be utilized whenever possible.

Panda-monium in Mom's Kitchen
A kitchen art installation.

The Cartoon Telephone Car
Homage to what may be the silliest thing ever manufactured.

Help some great causes just by clicking your mouse!

Paul Harrison of the World Pantheist Movement has set up a super-site to direct people to the best one-click-makes-a-change sites. These are reputable websites where your daily mouse click instantly directs sponsors to channel funds toward acting against hunger, rainforest devastation, homelessness, wildlife extinction, pollution, disease, etc.

Click here to get to Paul's Action Zone site!

Online Activism

Jonathan has put up a page of click-through activist sites that make it quick and easy to get your voice heard on a variety of crucial issues. Make a difference!

Click here to take action!

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Email Hilary at hce@epix.net or Jonathan at jce@salticid.com.

Copyright © 1996–2009 Hilary and Jonathan Caws-Elwitt. Revised - April 11, 2009.