I am a Native Texan, I have lived here most of my life. I obviously enjoy playing as a Webmaster. Genealogy has been a past-time for me for over twenty years. I now have some surnames followed back over 24 generations. Where there were marriage ties to royalty, I have that lineage back 52 generations.
Art is another of my interests. My most favorite style is French Impressionism and my favorite impressionist painter is Vincent Van Gogh. Here is my very first java applet of Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Here are some of my other favorite Impressionist paintings: Van Gogh's Cafe at Night, Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere, and Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte.
However, my favorite painting is Raffaello Sanzio's School of Athens for it's beauty, design, detail, and content. Click within the boxes on the image to be taken to close-ups of the individuals and their identification.
I have always enjoyed Celtic music and after finding the centuries old ties back to the Celtic and Druid peoples perhaps it was a genetic thing! ;-)
Here are some clips from her album:
The Mummers Dance
The Highway Man
Night Ride Across The Caucasus
Because I am fascinated with history, prehistory, and how different groups of people lived and developed in their environment I became an anthropologist. Archaeology is a love and a passion not a job...for those lucky enough to "work" within this field.