Jan

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Law
Location United States
Introduction I'm one of the founders of Goddesschess, which went online May 6, 1999. I earned an under-graduate degree in history and economics going to college part-time nights, weekends and summer school while working full-time, and went on to earn a post-graduate degree (J.D.) I love the challenge of research, and spend my spare time reading and writing about my favorite subjects, travelling and working in my gardens. My family and my friends are most important in my life. For the second half of my life, I'm focusing on "doable" things to help local chess initiatives, starting in my own home town. And I'm experiencing a sort of personal "Renaissance" that is leaving me rather breathless...
Interests Budget decorating, women's chess, the origins of chess, ancient history, archaeology and anthropology, fashion and design
Favorite Movies The Quiet Man, Searching for Bobby Fischer, the first three Star Wars films, The Nutty Professor, Bride and Prejudice, any screenplay based on Jane Austen or about Jane Austen, The Hunt for Red October (great film!)
Favorite Music Smooth jazz on Sky FM (computer station). I have several favorite OLD CDs, including the soundtrack from the original Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera and Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits, to which I sing along (badly)
Favorite Books The Eight by Katherine Neville, all the Harry Potter books, everything by Jane Austen and Amanda Quick, and most of Tom Clancy's novels