raised in Champaign, Illinois (faculty
brat - University of Illinois). In
1975, I married a wonderful
man, Ron Spohrer - we divorced
after three years, but remained
friends and kept in contact until his
untimely death on October 19th, 2011.
In 1979 I came to Stanford with
man, Chris Bowen - we split up
after 5 years and he went off to
Greece where he teaches math.
Then, after living together for 5
years, I married Dan
in 1988. He divorced me
"midlife" in December, 2001. I'm
beginning to think it's easier to have
a relationship with my cats (though
they lack one important ability...).
In 1982, I received my
B.A. in French, then worked at the Stanford
Law Library for 20 years. I
now live nearby in the Santa
Cruz Mountains. I enjoy
gardening (you can see mine below in My Gardens), I like to listen to
books on tape (mysteries), and watch old films
especially ones from the 40's and 50's
(Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Bogart, Thin
Man movies, . . .) and even
occasionally newer ones if anyone bothers to
write good dialog (When Harry Met
Sally) or plot (Harry Potter). My current passion is
animal photography. You can see
some in the column to the left and
many more below in My
are some photos of my family
over the years.
You can tell we're Cattell's, we're
; - )
I've compiled a
memorial to my Father, who passed away
on February 2, 1998, here.
I've posted the Cattell
coat of arms (from 3 different
sources) in Word format here.
I had posted a family
tree here, but because of people's
concerns about privacy I've removed it
- sorry! Email
me if you have questions
see some of my bird photography
in the My
Animal Photos section
published ! * The
local Audubon Society published
an article I wrote in their
March/2002 issue, "Birding
with Bad Eyesight".
have nice field guides for
want to go birding in the Bay
Area, many local birding and
hiking events are listed on this
There is no accounting for
- taste is subjective.
Or as Ricky Nelson said:
can't please everyone, so you've got
to please yourself."
My father's variation on
"To all of us there come
days when the earth is stale, flat
and tedious . . . at that
extremity of misanthropy some men
start a revolution and others take
to drink; but for my part I go to
sea. Every man to his own
if you want to email me.
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