Devon Cattell, Unauthorized use or
I was raised in Champaign, Illinois
(faculty brat - University of
Illinois). In 1975, I married a wonderful
man, Ron Spohrer - we divorced
after three years, but remained
friends and kept in contact until his
untimely death on October 19th, 2011.
In 1979 I came to Stanford with
man, Chris Bowen - we split up
after 5 years and he went off to
Greece where he teaches math.
Then, after living together for 5
years, I married Dan
in 1988. He divorced me
"midlife" in December, 2001. I'm
beginning to think it's easier to have
a relationship with my cats (though
they lack one important ability...).
In 1982, I received my
B.A. in French, then
worked at the Stanford Law Library for
20 years. I
now live nearby in the Santa
Cruz Mountains. I enjoy
gardening (you can see mine below in My Gardens),
I like to listen to books on tape
(mysteries), and watch
films especially ones from the 40's
and 50's (Hitchcock, Cary Grant,
Bogart, Thin Man movies, . . .) and
even occasionally newer ones
if anyone bothers to write good dialog
(When Harry Met Sally) or plot (Harry
current passion is animal
photography. You can see some in
the column to the left and many more
below in My
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are some photos of my family
over the years.
You can tell we're Cattell's, we're
; - )
compiled a memorial to my Father, who
passed away on February 2, 1998, here.
I've posted the Cattell
coat of arms (from 3 different
sources) in Word format here.
I had posted a family
tree here, but because of people's
concerns about privacy I've removed it
you have questions about it.
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(In case you don't have legal counsel at
hand, this means feel free to print my
photos, but not to sell them)
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You can see
some of my bird
photography in the My
published ! *
The local Audubon Society
published an article I
wrote in their March/2002
with Bad Eyesight".
has great field guides for
birds and other
wildlife. Also, you
can access local area
specific wildlife guides
by entering your zip code.
great photos of many local
birds at this Stanford
If you want
to go birding in the Bay
Area, many local birding
and hiking events are
listed on this birding calendar.
There is no accounting for taste
- taste is subjective.
as Ricky Nelson said:
please everyone, so you've got to
father's variation on this
all of us there come days
when the earth is stale,
flat and tedious . . . at
that extremity of
misanthropy some men start a
revolution and others take
to drink; but for my part I
go to sea. Every man to his
here if you want to email me.
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April 12th, 2012
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