I used to house the DP Scanner -- Central US. Many of the records of what went through the scanner are on my my DP Scanner Page.
Who Is This Estreya Person?
I'm Alicia Williams, mom to three wonderful daughters ages 11, 9, and 5. My spouse and I have settled in Minnesota, USA, after a combined 31 years of travel with the United States Air Force. During the school year I work as a Teacher's Assistant in a wonderful Montessori House of Children just a mile from my home. My girls and I are together at school all day long and we love it! I've been using the Internet since the early 1990s and haven't found a better use of it than Wikipedia and DP--my two favorite places in Cyberspace!
The name Estreya has been mine from the beginning of my time online. It comes from one of my favorite books: "Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber" by Ken Wilber. I like the name because I honor Treya's courageous battle against breast cancer every time I sign online. It is also a nice fit for me as I speak Spanish and "estrella" is star in Spanish. Always good to reach for the stars in life or in cyberspace. You might have seen me in Omni Magazine's forum on America Online where I hosted chats for several years in the mid-1990s.
I have a Master's Degree in Information Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Physiology with minors in Spanish and Biology from the University of Minnesota. My hobbies include knitting, crochet, scanning and formatting books for DP, crossword puzzles, reading, gardening, my pets and nature. And I guess I'm the last person (in the US at least) who doesn't do Suduko. :)
Getting Ahold of Me
If, like me, you find the "my talk" page a bit weird, you can send a PM to Estreya. Or just post on the Talk page and I'll figure out how it is supposed to be used one of these days.