Almost 47-yr old, partner of Steve A Hughes (another member of this Team) since Valentine's Day 1991 - it was the champagne. We're getting married in Toronto in August 2006. Live in a suburb of Houston and work as Software/Data Analyst for public mental health agency since 1987. Couch potato (scifi/fantasy/history/science/archaeology/space/aeronautics) and gardener, although I hate to weed. Houston's light pollution and very frequent overcast nights make amateur astronomy almost impossible.