Emily Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Daniel and their two cats, Titania and Oberon.
My husband and I have been happily married for 24+ years now. We have three godchildren, ranging from 21 to 11. In recent years we have "adopted" as our honorary daughters Andra, Barbara, Debra, and Sarah, and to some extent Andra's SO, Sandra; though they are not of our bodies, they have been good daughters to us. I have three sisters and one brother: Kathryn (mother of 5, youngest now 19, grandmother of 7 so far), Jonathan, Laura (mother of 5, from 11 to 2), and Dorothy. My parents have moved to heaven. My husband has both parents still living, four siblings, 10 nieces and nephews, and one (so far) grandniece. Between us we have uncounted cousins :) and a few still-living aunts and uncles.
I am a CADD Drafter by trade, with a great deal of experience in Autocad and a working knowledge of Microstation.
I teach and tutor in Calligraphy and Illumination, am an experienced seamstress, and my husband thinks I'm a superb cook. Of course, that may be because he taught me to cook the way he likes things! :) My husband and I spend much of our time as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, [SCA] a non-profit educational organization dedicated to recreating the finer aspects of the Middle Ages.
I love God, and my husband Daniel. I also love my family, including my many nieces and nephews and cousins and such, my Godchildren, my honorary adopted daughters, my friends and to the extent that God gives me the grace to do so, the other people I meet. I admit there are times I struggle with that last, though.
I strongly dislike seeing people get hurt for no constructive purpose. Truth to tell, I don't like seeing people get hurt at all, but I am conscious that sometimes that's the least nasty of the available possibilities, under the circumstances. And I do trust God to make it all work out in the very long run.
"All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
"There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it." - Larry Niven
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." - Judge Learned Hand
"Just as believers in a beneficent deity should be haunted by the problem of natural evil, so agnostics, atheists, pessimists and nihilists should be haunted by the problem of friendship, love, beauty, truth, humor, compassion, fun. Never forget the problem of fun." - John Horgan, Rational Mysticism
"Love is patient and kind; love is not envious. Love is not boastful or conceited, is not rude, is not selfish, is not easily provoked, is not suspicious; doesn't savor grudges, but takes joy in the truth; bears all burdens, believes all good reports, hopes all the best, endures all stresses. Love never fails. - Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Ch. 13, v. 4-8a
"Imagination lit every lamp in this country, built every church, performed every act of kindness and progress, created more and better things for more people. It is the priceless ingredient for a better day." - Henry J. Taylor
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." - James D. Nicoll
I have many links available to those interested in the Middle Ages, especially pre-1066, on my 'Sister Guineth the White' web page; the link is listed below.
415 SE 153rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233