Love as if your heart isn't fragile.


No matter how many times I update this page, I always have a hard time coming up with something to write.

I am 45, living in Virginia and (after 16 years of maintaining this site and others) an amateur coder. I became interested in HTML and CSS nine years ago while idly looking through the want ads. I couldn’t help but notice that many jobs asked for or required some knowledge of HTML. I found this curious and a little disconcerting. After starting up a couple of single pages here and there, I bought this domain, the HTML 4 Bible and opened up Notepad. The rest, as they say, is very boring history. I was amazed then that whole web sites could be built with only a simple text editor and I remain awed by that. Perhaps that explains why, after so many years, I still find this little hobby so interesting.

I am a child advocate, first and foremost. I like to also think of myself as a bit of a writer. I am also a book and TV addict. Yes, one can be both, though perhaps not very successfully. I should be embarrassed, I suppose, that I can quote good sized chunks of Friends episodes rather than Shakespeare or Austen, but, well, we can’t be all things to all people.

The site is just a place for me to practice my coding skills, writing, photo taking and anything else that pops into my head.

Technical

The moon/girl logo was done for me by a friend. She’s changed a bit since her creation, but I limit myself mostly to changing the colors of her dress and pigtails. A girl gets tired of wearing the same outfit day in and day out, no?

The site is maintained using ExpressionEngine as a content manager. PHP and CSS make site maintenance quite easy.

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