Shameless computer nerd, and proud of it, this is my page. It contains my poor efforts at displaying the fruits of some of my hobbies: folk-singing, liqueur-making, collecting playing cards, films, and now costuming.
First and foremost, here is V - The Fifth Edition, my great singing resource. Contained within are the lyrics to over a thousand songs that I felt were singable enough to bring to folk-singing. Please feel free to make suggestions, corrections, requests, and any other kind of thing you gotta say. I may not take any advice you offer, but I'll almost always reply.
of my more popular hobbies (among my friends, anyway) is making
at home. For a treatise on that topic, including recipes, techniques,
and other topics of interest to the liqueur-maker, see Liqueur
Making. I've included a few dozen recipes from books, my
and even other correspondents. Consistently one of the most
flavors we make is Cranberry Liqueur,
so I've included a detailed, step-by-step recipe, intended to be used
a sort of tutorial. Dive in, and start experimenting. And
you come up with anything really tasty, be sure to let me know, and
be happy to put your recipe up as well.
am also an avid, if cheap, collector of playing cards. I can't afford
serious, expensive, antique decks, so I get by collecting all the
modern decks I can find. As of the last time I updated this page, I had
well over 1000 decks of cards. Instead of trying to catalog and display
all of them on line (an archive that would occupy a gigabyte or more),
I have instead created a irregularly published "magazine," in which I
a handful of decks of a particular theme. The
issue can always be found here. Under that link can also be found
issues, the catalog of my collection,
the list of card manufacturers I've been
able to identify, and some other random playing-card related
The magazine has been somewhat less frequently updated recently, but I
may yet get back to my original bi-monthly schedule.
I'm less of a collector, but no less an admirer, of fine film. Here's my list of all the Movies I own, or want to own, and a short paper in praise of my old film analysis professor, Mark Miller.
largely due to the insidious influence of Donna
M. Dubé, my significant other and Master costumer in her own
right, I have recently begun dabbling in science
fiction convention costuming. My initial efforts have met
some success, garnering me Best In Show at Balticon
in 2001 (on my own) and 2002 (collaborating with Donna). In the costuming
section you'll find pictures as well as technical discussions of
Just for kicks, here's a copy of the horoscope
charting I had done years ago (all the way back in April of 1996)
Tim Motika's horoscope server. In his infinite kindness, he provided a
WWW interface to Astrolog 5.05, including a terse interpretation
after all the numbers. Alas, it seems that his account at grin.edu has
And of course, my cat, Keisha. 1990-2006.