8 random facts about myself
|The lovely Soha El-Borno of the Wild Apricot blog tagged me to play the eight-random facts about myself meme.|
First the rules:
1) Post these rules before you give your facts
2) List 8 random facts about yourself
3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged
Then the facts:
1) One of my great passions is playing old-time fiddle. Every summer for the last seven years Doria and I have gone to Ashokan Southern Week for a musical vacation. Well almost - this summer we went to Ashokan Western-Swing Week instead.
2) While my usual whisky is Jack Daniels because it is better suited to my budget, I adore Talisker - the older the bottling the better.
3) I'm a great fan of the films of Peter Greenaway - especially Prospero's Book's, his envisioning of The Tempest, with the late John Geilgud speaking ALL the roles.
4) I devour mystery paperbacks - recently Doria and I tore through all of Lisa Scottoline's books in less than a month.
5) From 1972 to 1975 I worked at the Berkeley Free Clinic, in Berkeley, Ca. It was my first non-profit, but back then then we thought of it as an alternative institution.
6) In high school my friends and I put out a magazine called Odd. It was issued in a single copy, usually with elaborate covers made of an unusual material - foam rubber, or hinged stainless steel. Each issue passed from hand to hand down the subscription list until it was confiscated by the administration.
7) The first computer I ever used as an IBM 1130. It was about the size of a combined washer-dryer and had 16K of memory. The first program I wrote simulated traffic arriving at an intersection to determine the optimal length for the left turn early lane.
8) The first computer I owned was a TRS-80 Model III in 1981. I wrote a program I called Freelancers Assistant to track and bill my technical writing clients. One of them asked if he could by the program. Oh, this could get good, I thought. But I didn't really get into it full time until the company developing software for my sister's business went bankrupt, and she asked me to finish the project.
Finally: here are the eight people I'm tagging.
The West Coast Michael Stein: http://michaelstein.typepad.com/michael_stein/
Amy Kincaid: http://changematters.blogspot.com/
Marshall Kirkpatrick: http://marshallk.com/
Morra Aarons-Mele: http://womenandwork.org/
Peter Brinkerhof: http://missionbased.blogspot.com/
Susan Reynolds: http://susanreynolds.blogs.com/Paul Hyland: http://www.paulhyland.com/
Kami Huyse: http://overtonecomm.blogspot.com/