Hello Fellow Voyagers, and welcome to my first
home page. One of the many, crazy things I did this spring was to
take this course, which required me to learn HTML programing in a sink-or-swim
fashion. Some of the other weird and wonderful things which I have
recently done include: getting married, working, both as a full-time fourth
grade teacher in South Pasadena U.S.D., and as a part-time combat medic
for the U.S. Army Reserves, and enrolling full-time in the Masters Program
in Compters in Education at Cal State University Los Angeles.
I would like to thank the many people responsible for helping me compose my first web pages and to form the Brulian Galaxy. First, I would like to thank my teammates, Sally, Yvonne, and Jean -- and my instructor, Dr. Viau. These ladies have been most helpful in providing information about HTML programming general moral support. Sally, Jean and Yvonne are all very hard working and (fortunately) more knowledgible about html programming than I am. Secondly, I would like to thank my new husband, Dr. John Christoffersen Pearson. John is a research scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and his support has been immeasurable in many ways. In addition to providing moral support, John's insights have proven invaluable in composing the chapters on Coyote's solar system and water ecology. Finally, I would like to aknowledge the sources for all of the graphics I have used. The graphics for Coyote's solar system are from NASA's CD ROM, Constellation X-ray Mission. The graphics for Coyote's water ecology come from Desert USA's home page. These photos and more may be found at http://www.desertusa.com. The photos for our introduction page came from a combination of these two sources, while the personal photos on my home page have been provided by friends and relatives.
Special Points and Where to Direct Questions
I am going to take full responsibility for naming all of our planets and central star. We agreed to follow the tradition of naming our planets for various characters in mythology. Yet, since the names of the Roman gods have already been used, we decided to use characters and tribe names from the Native American tradition. Our central star is named for the Brule Sioux, all of the other planets are named after various characters in Native American myths and legends. To find out more about these characters, read American Indian Myths and Legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.
Please direct any questions or comments regarding
Coyote and the Brulian Solar System to email@example.com.