I have been creating since I was little and took my first crayon to wall. At least I am not the art critic my brother was, he scribbled his first scribble on one of Mom’s paintings (it can be still seen today!) Nothing (well there was that horrid teacher back in college who squashed my dreams of being the next Mr Brady (an architect)) has slowed me down since. My mother introduced me to Lee Wards (awesome store) as a kid and I really enjoy crafts.
I studied computers in school, and one of my first Fortran programs (on punch cards even) generated an ASCII graph of black hole gravity well – I was in 7th grade, so you can’t blame me space was cool. So, science and art have always battled in my head, well at least first, now they are more like good drinking buddies.
My first career choice was Palentologist, at age 6, and was that for quite awhile (not until I learned in high school how much Chemistry and I don’t get along – even though I do enjoy a Potassium fueled water show every now and then). Palentologist put up a valiant struggle in 4th grade with Egyptologist (thanks to Miss Firpo) Ancient cultures entranced me. So, it was back and forth between ancient Egyptology and Dinosaurs. Miss Firpo was also the one who gave me the writing bug. I had it’s sibling (reading bug) for AGES, but she showed me that I could write my own stories. A few years later I would meet Dr Rosemary Potter and she inspired me with my writing also. So, creative writing, science, ancient cultures, crafting and oh year computers.
This blog is a slightly alternate view of the world from my alternate personality (UncleChris), and some of the items he has “found” in his trips to many places. Most without leaving the attic.
So, please enjoy the stories and antics, a I hope they bring a smile to your face. If you would like to make a suggestion as to a place for him to visit, please let him know here –