|Debbie grew up Southern Baptist in the Deep South and has spent
the last 15 years on the path from there to here. In a search for traditions that
pre-dated the Protestant Reformation, she delved into Catholicism and spent several years
as organist and choir director for a small Catholic church. When that still didn't
"fit," she started digging into religions with a more ancient base. Wicca held
her attention for several years of study, but still never quite fit... She always felt
like she was bending somebody else's religion to suit her. In early 1998, she has begun to
study Celtic Paganism and finally feels like she's found her spiritual "home"...
fitting nicely with a lifelong fascination with the family's roots in Scotland. When pried
away from the keyboard, Debbie manages a 50-Mac network for a publishing company, and
been owned by one or more pets for most of her life. Her formative years were spent with
small dogs, but she graduated to larger dogs and a Tennessee Walking Horse during college.
Cats came later, but will probably always be a part of the household in the future.
Current critter count: three domestic longhaired cats (Phantom, Errand and Garion) and two
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (Chase and Bretta). The dogs are trained (and shown!)
in obedience and field work and Debbie even occasionally ventures into the conformation
ring with them. The rest of the time, they hold Favored Couch Dog status and provide comic
relief from a life that is much to wrapped up in computer screens and data printouts.