Why is your domain name "geowayne"?
|My domain name "geowayne"
is a combination of my partner's* name and my own: George and Wayne. We've been
together 36 years nowyes, even longer than there has been a "Pet Shop
Boys"and I'm still hopelessly in love with him.
Georgethat's him on the left in both photoslikes the Pet Shop Boys, too. He's just not nearly as fanatical about it as I am. His favorite music falls in the classical realm, with a special fondness for Johann Sebastian Bach.
The photo on the left (one of my favorites of us together) was taken in August 2007 by a friend of ours, professional photographer Mark Gebhardt. The photo on the right was taken at our wedding—once we were finally able to make it "legal"—by George's brother Richard. (And, yes, we do have a fondness for bowties, which, in a famous description by a fashion columnist for The New York Times, signal "an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.")
is also a subtle nod to one of my proudest professional achievements, in which
a software program that I designed, World GeoGraph, won the Critic's Choice
Award as Best Educational Program at the 1989 Software Publishers Association
Awards (aka the "Codies," the software industry's Oscars).
was one of two Codie award-winners that I designed during the 15 years
I was with the late, much-lamented organization known as MECCthe Minnesota
Educational Computing Consortium (later Corporation). The second was Oregon
Trail II, cited as the Best Adventure/Role Playing Software of 1996. And that
one was even a huge
Had enough of this particular tangent? Yes, I thought so.
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