Profile: Waterlilys

Personal background
I'm originally from New England, but due to my husband-the-chef's career changes, we've lived in Parsippany NJ, Towson MD, Orlando Fl, Marietta, GA, Falls Church and Vienna VA, Greenbelt MD, Corona CA, Gig Harbor WA, Tampa and Winter Haven Fl. I didnt know I was a Yankee till I moved south where the Civil War never really ended. I'm a Retired RN (Labor and Delivery, and Psych nursing). I've also lived in London for two summers in college where I met my Devon born husband. I've got a BS (History and Psych major), MS in Education Guidance and Counseling, besides my RN diploma. I'm into Irish Genealogy, County Kerry in particular, having searched for where my O'Connor ancestors came from in Ireland, to find relatives still living on the same sod my famine emigrant ancestor came from. I'm also into painting, terracotta figure sculpting, Monet and Beagles.
I can remember being interested in space, and space travel ever since standing on the front lawn with my dad watching the newly launched Sputnik Satellite fly over my home in Hartford CT in 1957 when I was 5 years old.
I was always into space and science fiction as a kid. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying as a youngster, Star Trek and later Cosmos, changed my world.
I was totally captivated by Carl Sagan's novel Contact on many levels... I thought the movie was spot on and totally into the main character.
So I was amazed to have found Seti@Home! I'm no techy or science nerd but I have to say, it's very exciting to be a small cog in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. I feel privileged being able to participate and proud to be a member of Team Carl Sagan.

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