I currently live in Beijing working at a a well known international school, previously I was at the top of a small Himalaya in NW India. Teaching is hard work but rewarding!
I used to live on the small Hebridean island of Islay for 19 years which is well known for its whisky (Laphroaig) which is the best in the world (probably). It is also well known for its wildlife with most of the world's population of Greenland White Fronted geese overwintering here.
I was a single parent for many years though now very happily remarried, a Christian though recently I decided to give it up to follow Christ, a Science teacher and hill walker until I tore my Achilles tendon, now more of a hill potterer. I travel a lot when I can. Achilles tendon doing fine at present.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Pleased to have passed the million units mark, though it took me eight years to get there.
Of course life must exist out there - amongst "a wilderness of stars", life must exist.
When will we meet them? - who knows, do we even know we are looking in the right place or in the right way?
The benefits of meeting them: if they are a lot more civilised than we are.
The dangers of meeting them: if they are exactly like us, but with bigger guns.
I do this because I want to know what life is like out there, the project is brilliant in it's conception, genius in its execution and it maybe - just maybe - might work.