Curiosity has driven me throughout my life. Sometimes I incorrectly believed that it was academic accomplishment or titles, however, after a later-in-life chance to finally pursue the dreamed-of degrees, I realized the truth. I found that the elation experienced during research trips and in finding those “aha” books and citations quickly fizzled when I realized that the written work would ultimately be constructed in a way (and filed in a way) in which the things I had learned would be largely unnoticed and quickly forgotten. Despite what they say about only children, I found that what was important to me was SHARING these lovely little gems and tidbits of information with others. (Which isn’t to say that I don’t have some of those “only child” traits, but, we won’t mention those… This is MY site after all! :P) I kept telling myself I’d do it “after the formal coursework” was done. Or “after someone gives me feedback.” Uh, huh. If you’ve ever written a paper, let alone a thesis, you know how naive that is. So, here I am. Many years after even casual research on the Three Musketeers was published in a theatre programme in England, finally committing myself to not let the things I’ve learned fizzle out into obscurity. It may still, of course, but no one can say I didn’t try….