. . . My name is Greg Stone. I’m a retired writer and web developer. I live in Westport, MA, with my wife, Brenda, and our two cockapoos, Eliza and Higgins. I help Bren and the pups
with their chosen (retirement) profession, pet-assisted therapy. Bren is a retired school psychologist and my best friend – we grew up next door to one another – and she helps me in many ways, including putting these pages into correct English. I have been an amateur astronomer for more than half a century, though my focus on astronomy has intensified since my retirement. I still have a thousand things I love to do, and I hate to apply any label to myself – or others, for that matter. In retirement I discovered that sharing the universe with others was especially satisfying, so I opened up my backyard observatory to the general public by appointment, of course, and have hosted many groups and individuals of all ages and levels of knowledge and interest.
Driftway Observatory – my backyard – is where I do most of my observing. It is equipped with several telescopes, the largest being a 10-inch reflector, which is mounted in the center of the Observing deck. I do a lot of my personal observing with a smaller instrument in the little domed observatory building.