On June 25, 2000, I became a grandfather! Sarah and Tony are now the parents of Kathryn Sarah O'Brien. Click here for a picture of the beautiful Kathryn. My second granddaughter Ruth O'Brien was born September 1, 2001! They are the two cutest toddlers in all of Ireland!
It has indeed been a year for babies in my life! My girlfriend Laurie has fulfilled a dream by adopting a daughter from China! Jemma Rose Qingwei Dickson, born May 20, 1999, in Gaoyou, China, is a beautiful baby and very lively and curious. Click here for a picture of both of them. For more pictures of Jemma, visit Laurie's web page.
Here is a link to a TicTacToe java applet.
Of course, I am pretty happy that President Clinton has become the first Democrat since FDR to be elected a second time!
Sometimes I go to contra dances. My girlfriend Laurie helped to organize the dance in Lewisburg. There is also a State College dance.
I run Linux on my home computer. It's great, it's free, and it doesn't come from the Microsoft monopoly.
I hope the Cubs win the World Series in my lifetime.
I also wish my 2nd favorite National League team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, good luck. Here's a link to a drawing(116K) of their proposed new ballpark. It looks good and the site has a dramatic view of downtown Pittsburgh. It could be one of the great new stadiums, although the name they're going to give it is unfortunate. They chose to make a few bucks by naming it after a bank. My choice would have been 'WMC Park', for Honus Wagner, Bill Mazeroski, and Roberto Clemente. But, then, they didn't ask me.
You can also send a museum postcard through the web.