REDWINE at DINNER
My name is Flint Redwine. I was born on Frey.
I was the younger of two children, both boys. My interests tended in
two main areas: I was always interested in spiritual things (and had a
minor interest in mythology...) and I was always interested in xenological
studies. My father was a salesman who dealt with the Ganeshans
My school work centered on xenology, and though I had
always been interested in things spiritual, it seemed a better way to make
money, as a xenological consultant, especially when I fell in love with
Lee when I was eighteen.
We were married when I was twenty.
Our first child, a girl, was born when I was twenty-two.
We called her Frankie (her real name was Francine). Our second girl, Jan
(short for Janet) was born when I was twenty-four.
A year later, they all died in a house fire. The
house's AI was being serviced, so none of the automatic defenses were working.
There are no words for how I felt when I saw the
remains of the house, of....
A few months later, I entered seminary school.
Later I was transferred to the seminary at Havlinn, where my xenological
interests were attracting attention. It was my first time to the
center of the Community Cluster.
In athletics I prefer martial arts. I was a wimpish
kid, and it seemed the best way to go. I learned that I liked it, and once
when I did a practice leap, I ruined the door frame. Lee read me the riot
act over that.
I read a lot: I'm fond of older classics...the ILLIAD,
the ODDYSSEY, PARADISE LOST, THE BROTHERS KAMAZAROV.
I also like to eat, and have a reputation of a minor (very
minor) gourmet and amateur chef.
That'll do for a beginning.