Mark grew up in the Sutherland Shire and adjacent areas in southern Sydney, NSW. Thus he has some understanding of "The Shoyer psyche". He did his tertiary education at the University of Wollongong starting at -3 or -4 DPE (Duck Pond Era). He has gained some appreciation of foreign languages when working in America and Brazil for "Ed's" - whoever Ed is. He has much respect for these cultures, but still likes Oz. He has a desire to visit Sydney, Nova Scotia and view the Sydney Tar Ponds.
GC cat 'acquired' Mark early in the morning of a Wednesday August 2002 day, by lurking around the local shops and following while meowing.