B. Gabriel Helou
After being raised in the wilds of Michigan's northern lower peninsula (and other
places too numerous to mention), I've finally settled down in Royal
Oak, a suburb of Detroit. Now that I've had a chance to see the big
city for a few years, I'm ready to move back to civilization.
Truly, One Hell of a Guy
When not trying to talk my employer into opening an office several
hours north of here, I work for Simplix, an EDI company in Troy,
Michigan. In what little free time remains, I administer
Angus.Mystery.Com, a public access
computer system, publish Poor Gabriel's Almanac,
attend science fiction conventions, cook, go to the theatre, hang out
with fun and interesting people, play and listen to music,
and don't spend enough time remodeling the house.
Friends, Loves, and Co-conspirators
I'm more than just a big guy who longs for a home in the woods; I'm
also the product of the people around me. These are some of the people
who make me who I am . . .
Audrey V. Helou
She Who Must Be Obeyed!
Audrey has the
unenviable responsibility of keeping me from making a complete fool of
myself. Generally, she does a pretty good job of it. Occasionally, she
throws up her hands in frustration and turns me loose.
She occassionally regrets it.
One thing we have no regrets about is getting married; it was
an event so nice, we did it twice.
is dashing and debonaire ... and commands the attention of anyone he meets.
Hamish McDuff is his best
friend, blood brother, and frequent ally in mayhem.
Other Persons Of Note
There is really no way to credit or blame everyone. However, here are a
few people who (a) have publicly admitted to associating
with me, and (b) have home pages. I've also started a
gallery which picks a random set of text and photos.
- My Family (one by one, they're getting on the net):
- Various members of General Technics and
the Permanent Floating Riot Club.
- Various members of the Grapevine crowd.
- Check out the lastest efforts of the South-East Michigan Gluttony Society (SEMGS).
Other Interesting Sites
With so many friends who are
Michigan Tech alumni,
it's a good idea to see what
The MTU Lode
(didn't that used to be The Mother Lode?),
Michigan Tech's newspaper, is up to.
On top of that, the geography department's
pages are a good read. MTU also contributes to the
Astronomy Picture of the Day
page, one of my favorite places to visit while having my morning coffee.
My musical interests are many and varied. I play or listen to more styles
of music than you can name. More than I can name, for that matter.
Here are a few of the groups and subjects I follow:
- I'm a percussionist with the .
- Wolfstone is
is one of my favorite groups. They play a mix of rock and Celtic music that
many people find hard to resist. Think of it as bagpipes with an attitude.
- Battlefield Band is another great favorite.
A mix of traditional Celtic and new Scots with the occasional tune by Sting, CCR, or Charlie Rich.
- Tangerine Dream
- The Digital Tradition folk song database.
- Celtic tune books on-line.
- The (in)famous Dirty Linen
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