I was born in a small Canadian city in 1964. I am unmarried. Miss Right has not yet come along. I'm beginning to think she never will.
As a kid, I loved acquiring knowledge on a variety of topics, hence my love of trivia.
My father got me interested in history by making me watch documentaries when I was eight years old. I am truly grateful he did this.
I developed my own passion for sports history. My favorite sports are baseball, boxing, tennis, hockey, football, and soccer. Baseball is far and away my favorite. I live and die with the exploits of the Boston Red Sox. (I was a Red Sox fan long before it became fashionable.) I played fastpitch softball as a kid when that was a popular pastime in Canada. I was a second baseman: Good glove, weak arm, decent contact hitter, not much power. I normally batted second. I have been a softball umpire since 1978. Last time I counted, I had worked over 2,300 games.
I've always loved words and the English language. Its possibilities are truly limitless. I modestly say I am a writer of some repute. I began writing pieces for sports encyclopedias at age 19 and really haven't stopped penning sports articles since then. I used to write a weekly sports nostalgia column for a local newspaper. I allegedly had half a million readers at one time. (My column ran for five years before a dim-witted editor took over the sports department and dismissed all the freelance columnists and replaced them with hand-picked toadies. Accordingly, I have put a curse on him and his family. I've had three books on baseball history published. All have received kind reviews. I still write the occasional piece for nostalgia publications. If anyone is really interested in my stuff, I sell collections of my columns on demand. My books are available through mail order from my publisher in North Carolina.
I am a tournament Scrabble player and official. I have an expert rating (which I am quite proud of) and I'm usually ranked in the top 40 in Canada. I help run a local club and local tourneys, and, for some reason, I am much in demand to officiate and organize tournaments in many places. Scrabble has allowed me to travel to Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, New Orleans, and this summer...Orlando. It's nice work if you can get it. It must be my aptitude for organization which I acquired from both my parents. Scrabble is quite a diverse and odd subculture. Nevertheless, my best friends are Scrabble players. The game helps me retain what is left of my sanity.
Along those same lines, I enjoy all competitive endeavors. I always play to win. This is why I love game shows too, I suppose.
Occasionally I do real jobs too. I've been a private tutor since 1994. My students think I'm brilliant. I always try to live up to their expectations.
I think I have a good sense of humor. It's a hybrid of American and British mirth. I especially love puns. I am cuddly.
Added: 1st May 2008
Posted By: Steve
Within days of the sinking, a United States Senate subcommittee launched an investigation into the incident, they reported that 1,517 people perished in the accident, while the British investigation placed the number at 1,490
To the gallant crews of the Titanic and the Carpathia
To the passengers ... victims and survivors alike
Uphold them with Thy saving grace.
Thou Who supports with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight.
Lord, if the tempered winds be near,
That, having Thee, they know no fear.
-- Mary C. D. Hamilton (1915)
The incredible Art of Titanic
E. D. Walker
James A. Flood
Audio Clips with survivors
Charles Herbert Lightoller
BBC radio sound archives
music composed and conducted by James Horner
conceived and produced by
Here are several top notch locations to visit and spend time; and to begin you quest for information about Titanic and the tragic event of April 14th 1912
Titanic Nautical Resource Center.
Titanic Historical Society(THS)
And highly reccomended for photos, data, paintings on Titanic, her sisters, or most any type of sailing vessel
If you love the sea, Maritime Quest will definitely top your "favorites" list
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
Ten books Boys have read in the 90s might be the best? matter of Opinion
10. Berenstein Bears
9. Where’s Waldo?
8. Encyclopedia Brown
7. The Judy Blume Books
6. Shel Silverstein
5. Matt Christopher Sports
4. Hank the Cowdog
3. Sideways Stories From Wayside School
1. Choose Your Own Adventure
Added: 19th August 2012
Posted By: masonx31