Cheryl Beth Miller's Spot

"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."

Will Durant, philosopher & historian


Auxiliary Sites:
             Sariel's Guide to Pern         The Many Works of Anne McCaffrey
Photo Gallery

Brief Bio:

I live just north of Baltimore, MD, and am currently a professional mother to my twins. My wonderful husband Kendall is a partner at eSymmetrix, and used to work as Supervisor of Middleware Product Delivery at John Deere Information Systems, the IT department of Deere & Company.

Before coming to the Baltimore area, we lived in Moline, IL.  While there I taught an introductory course in physical geography at Blackhawk Community College.  Before that we lived in Champaign, IL, and both got our degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .  I have a graduate degree in Geology and my husband has a bachelor's in computer engineering.

In addition to our two lovely children, we have a cat, Cedric, who is an adorable 15-pound yellow tabby (who needs a tummy tuck as he's lost 5 pounds!).  Cedric

Personal Interests:

I'm enjoying owning a digital camera, and am slowly getting pictures online for my friends and family to see.  

I enjoy cross-stitch, both the stitching itself and designing my own projects. I don't seem to have too much time for it these days, though!

I also love reading, and might someday add a list of all my favorite books and authors to this site. In brief, I enjoy science fiction and fantasy authors such as Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, and Katherine Kurtz. I love modern retellings of King Arthur legend, especially by Mary Stewart and Marion Zimmer Bradley, but my all-time favorite is  The Forever King by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy. I dabble a bit into mystery with Aaron Elkins.

As listed above, I've created a web site dedicated to Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.  Work on another site dedicated to other Anne McCaffrey books is underway, but progresses very very slowly.  I used spend quite a bit of my time working as an assistant webmaster to Anne's official site, The World's of Anne McCaffrey, but that was before my children were born. 

I took a class on colored pencil drawing while in Moline, and have scanned in several  "masterpieces" for your viewing pleasure. 


Links to Earth Science lesson plans and
units created when I was a student teacher