I write and edit documents/procedures/manuals,
develop Help files and generally translate programmer-speak into
real english. I am developing a documentation plan for the company
- including a site on the Intranet. I also help troubleshoot and
solve problems. Etc., etc., etc.!!!
Have you ever wanted to be a
I have. With the invention of the eBook and the explosive
ePublishing that's going on , that dream has come true for me. I just
finished an article on eCommerce
and how to make your business prosper and I am currently writing an
18th century novel.
I like to research the history and
art of early Scotland and that of my Clans - Clan Gregor and Clan Buchan. I am
the editor of the Pacific Northwest Clan Gregor quarterly newsletter
and the webmaster of the Clan Gregor website. I am just getting
started learning about my new-found Clan, the Buchans. It's a very
small Clan so finding information is a real challenge. The Clan Buchan webmaster,
on the East coast, and I, on the West coast, keep in frequent contact
through the magic of e-mail (much better than using signal fires,
I try to go to all the local Highland Games where I can find those
hard-to-find reference books, listen to the pipers and drummers,
and get immersed in the 'spirit of the Highlands'. (I also go there
to have fun - the Ceilidh at Skagit
River Brewing in July '97 was a most awesome party!!)
I have my own freelance company - NWJ Designs - and I do pages for
non-profit organizations, clubs, and small businesses. I keep my prices
low so anyone can afford to have a web presence.
came to live with me in June 1997 at 6 weeks old. She has grown
to almost 3 times her original itty bitty size!
I am learning a lot about Hedgies. I visited the Western
Washington State Fair and met Sharon Massena of Hedgehogs Northwest
and the International Hedgehog
Fanciers Society (IHFS). They had a Hedgehog show in October
1997 and I entered Ginger Snap. She was a prize winner! It turns
out that her color is "Chocolate Chip" and she won 2nd place in
the Junior (under 1 year old) females in her color/category. Way
to go Ginger!
In November 1997, 1 year old Buckito came to stay. He came from
a friend of mine at work.
At the March 1998 show Ginger Snap placed 2nd.
In March 1999 Ginger Snap took all the prizes and was Best of Show!
Woo hoo! She has since retired from shows.
My current favorite author is Diana Gabaldon.
Could it be because she writes about the fictional Scottish Highlander
Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire in the days of the Jacobite Uprisings
(1700s)? I finished the 4th book in the series and I can't wait
for the 5th (in 2001).
I have been doing Cross Stitch, Needlepoint,
Petitpoint, and even some teddy bears since I was a teenager ( a
loonnngggg time ago!). I have a cross stitch pattern making program
for the PC that sure saves time! No more colored pencils and graph