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Some day I have to get my act together and say something intelligent on this page, but I've been spending her time learning Wiki trickies and am (still!) not ready to do that.
Basically, a lot of my life focuses on Bulgaria, where I've spent many months recording and documenting "old songs from old ladies". For an introduction to my work, you can:
- listen to some samples of my field recordings;
- read my Blog, Bulgarian village singing (Treasures from my research since 1978);
- read about and explore my book on the life and songs of Linka Gergova
- (here is a sample from the section about girlhood
- (here is another particularly cool story from my research, not related to Linka);
- meet ZDRAVETS ("Boston's Friendly Neighborhood Bulgarian Band), and hear some pretty fine music from the band I helped found;
- see some of the beadwork that I learned in the small Bulgarian town Sarnitsa (Bulgarian: Сърница), at the northern end of the Dospat Reservoir in the western Rhodope mountains.
- A more recent (starting August 2007) passion is HOOPING!;
- also Things Made of Paper,
- and Family History...for myself, and for some friends. I don't have a readily available genealogy page online - yet.
-- Martha Forsyth
P.S. Re "participating in WikiProject Bulgaria"…I hope to participate more, so far it's been minimal!
Neat Tools, etc.
- I just discovered a really useful Wikipedia "Help" Cheatsheet—not sure if it's new or not, but I need to set myself a quick "bookmark" to it, so here it is.
- Here is a neat tool that will show you a complete overview of what I've done on Wikipedia—not all that much, but it's nice to be able to look at it all in one place! You can use the tool to show your own (or any other user's) edits, by replacing my username (Martha_Forsyth) with a different user name. It takes a little while for the tool to assemble the information, patience is a virtue… (Added 16:57, 21 March 2008 (UTC))
- A tool to check what pages use an image.
- Now, here is a cool Tool! (Wikipedia's "Book Tool"). Help:Books also looks very useful, but I haven't really studied the structure of all this yet. (Right now it's a bit too overwhelming to do more than contemplate from a distance!)