My Public Name: Callinectes Sapidus is the official name of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus, from the Greek calli="beautiful", nectes="swimmer", and Latin sapidus="savory") It is the Maryland State Crustacean and the subject of an extensive local and national fishery. It is found at its best in the Chesapeake Bay, North America's largest estuary and the world's third largest. I live in Baltimore, Maryland and have been a nurse for 36 years. I've worked in nearly every specialty there is, but spent the most time in the OR which I loved. My current field is a little less strenuous: Health Care Informatics (where old nurses go to die) and I enjoy it immensely. I have 2 children: an adult human son and an 4 year old Airedale Terrier named Jack who consumes most of my attention. My passions are writing fiction which is what I do for fun, when Jack permits me, classical music and especially opera. I am a creature of habit so I guess my biggest pet peeve is people who don't put things back where and how they found them.