Okay, I'll play....
I've been lurking here for about two months, now, waiting for a chance to come
out of the shadows, but since y'all seem to be quite a bit more knowledgeable
than my own poor self, I've stayed put! :)
My name is Laurie Borton; I live in Olean, NY, which is only about an hour and a
half south of Buffalo, and east of Sharon (Hi, Sharon! Nice to meet you!) in
Erie. If I had to pick a football team, it would be the Bills, but since I
don't like football, I don't have to pick a team....
I'm definitely a pagan, much to my mother's dismay--she's a Methodist minister.
I tend to follow a mish-mash, more or less Celtic path. My ancestors come from
England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, so there must be a Celt or two among 'em
I've loved all things Celtic since high school, when my reading habits finally
brought me to something more or less based on Celtic mythology. I'm currently
working on a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, but my focus is Celtic, and the
two courses I'm taking this term are Celtic Myth and Legend and a survey history
course--and I'm very excited about both....
I, too, am a writer, but have not yet had any success in that area, although I
probably could paper a room with my rejection slips. I have two novels in the
works, both straight fantasy, one based on the Robin Hood legends, and I have
ideas for a couple more, but they're just percolating at the moment.
As for music, I like Loreena McKennitt, some of Jethro Tull (and I haven't heard
much!), Anuna, the Irish Rovers, Clannad, Maire Brennan, Suzanne Ciani, Enya,
movie soundtracks (esp. by John Williams!) and certain Broadway show soundtracks
(esp. Phantom!). I also love filk music (does anyone happen to have the address
for Firebird Arts & Music? I lost my latest catalog).
That pretty much does it. I think I'll retreat back into the shadows now, but
(Still thinking about a catchy sig)