My name is Jim Garrett. I am 48 years young and live near Detroit, Michigan. I am not married but have a long time partner and 3 dogs.
My interest in the RMS Titanic began more than 40 years ago when I saw A Night To Remember on TV. That night I had a nightmare in which I looked out the large window in the back of my house and saw the Titanic with all of its portholes lit up on a collision course with the house! (dreams are weird - I do not live on a lake or ocean). My screams woke up my parents who were not too thrilled about my dream.
I own about 20 books on the Titanic and other liners of the era. I also have a 90% completed 1:350 scale model of the Titanic. I am probably not as dedicated as some of you here, but from time to time I get "Titanic Fever" and renew my interest in the ship and the story around her maiden voyage.
I am also interested in classical music, history in general and architecture (especially Art Deco). An unusual hobby that I partake in is to build LEGO replicas http://www.flickr.com/photos/decojim/4676337747/
of Detroit architecture (I even get paid to do it occasionally).
I hope to learn more about the Titanic from this site.