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Dawn is...

(to Top) The Early Years...

Born on Income Tax Day, at the "dawn" of Generation X, exactly 10 years
before the secret location code birthdate of Jason Bourne (David Webb)

Raised on Maui, Hawaii
Bachelor of Science cum laude, Geology, 1983
    Wheaton College (Illinois)
Master of Science, Oceanography, 1986
   Texas A&M University
3 YEARS AT SEA as a marine technician for the
   Ocean Drilling Program!!
Interdisciplinary Ph.D., 1994
    Physical Geography and Marine Geology
    UC-Santa Barbara

(to Top) Thrives on...

God, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang, Calvin & Hobbes, art films, cycling, weight training, cartoons, Rugrats' philosophy, and did I already say, Lego building?

(to Top) Greatly Admires...

my mother, Bono, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Misty Copeland, W.E.B. DuBois, Sylvia Earle, Archie Kalepa, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Amy Grant, Linda Greenlaw, Lani Guinier, Miguel Indurain, Mae Jemison, Winona LaDuke, Greg Lemond, Eric Liddell, Joseph Lowery, Nicole Malachowski, Megan McArthur, Christine Lagarde, The Baroness Betty Boothroyd, John McWhorter, Barbara Morgan, Annie Oakley, Barack Obama, Debi Thomas, the 1999 U.S. Women's Soccer team, firefighters and bicycle messengers everywhere.

I don't care for snakes or lima beans!

BUT... Here's a cool thought for the day and deeper stuff to support it.

(to Top) Greatly Misses...

Michael Landon, John Candy, Princess Di, JFK Jr., Arthur Ashe

Favorite Music, Books, Movies...

Favorite NBA Players

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin with ball 20131118 Clippers v Grizzles
by Verse Photography - Flickr: 20131118 ClippersvGrizzles28
Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry shooting
Photo by Keith Allison of Hanover, MD
Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Favorite NFL Player

Troy Polamalu
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