I was without e-mail for awhile and only now realized there was a survey
to which were asked to respond. Here's my contribution:
I am not a part of any formal Celtic research or profession. By
training, I'm a cognitive psychologist now on the faculty of an
interdisciplinary program at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania (USA), and it's through the University that I have my
Internet link. But due to long-term health problems, I'm currently
working entirely from home, connecting to Pitt by modem and teaching
through an "external studies" program, in which students read my written
"lectures" rather than hearing me in a classroom and I conduct "office
hours" by telephone and e-mail.
My professional interests are in human memory and knowledge
representation, and more recently in distance and other non-traditional
I have 2 main Celtic interests. First, I am 1/4 Welsh and know almost
nothing about that part of my heritage; would like to learn about Welsh
stories, traditions, and culture. Second, like many on the List, I read
a lot of Celtic-influenced fantasy/sci fi and am interested in this kind
of creative writing.
I have been reading the List only a few months and have already learned
much. Thanks to all of you for my own nontraditional education.
Nancy J. Evans
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