webmaster of www.dragonwings.net,
co-owner of Dragon Wings along with wife Debra
builder, photographer, woodworker, desktop publisher, tinkerer
In 1981, after three
years of college studying voice and piano,
I took a "leave
of absence" to pursue a unique opportunity.
I attended and graduated from:
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown
When I returned to Syracuse
University in 1982, I submitted a proposal
for the design of a new Syracuse University "Orange"
which was adopted and is still in use today.
My involvement with Ren Fests
started in 1982 at the Sterling Renaissance Festival near Oswego, New York
where I operated the Battle Axe Throw game for over a decade.
In the late 80's I became a singing pretzel man at the Maryland
Renaissance Fest and eventually came to operate the Battle
Axe game there as well.
Below is a sampling of
* Administrative Secretary,
* Piano Lounge
University Cheerleading Coach,
entertainer and instructor,
* Corporate Mascot consultant,
* Axe Thrower
at Renaissance Faires,
* Computer Engineer,
Cruise ship Singing Waiter, and
record holding Pretzel selling Guy
In 1995 I fell in
love with Debra Hathaway and began helping with doll and marionette
production. My current job
descriptions include: marionette engineer, resin casting, woodworking, desktop publishing, digital photography, catalogue design,
and website developer.
I constantly read and
experiment and learn more every day.
Everything you see on these
300+ web pages
by myself using Microsoft FrontPage
Until Sept of 2003 I used a Kodak DC3400 2 megapixel Digital Camera,
I now use a Canon Powershot G5 with 5 megapixels.
also have an unusual neurological disorder,
Syndrome, which may cause me
to spontaneously twitch, whirl, grimace or shout.
Good thing I work in an environment
where that sort of behavior is accepted, even encouraged!
I spend weekends at the Renaissance Faires
stringing marionettes, singing, talking to myself,
twirling, shouting nonsense, and sometimes barking.
It's quite a show,
and some people think I'm a comic genius. . .
Esquire Magazine's Cal
Fussman interviewed Eric Heath about What it
Feels Like to Have Tourette's Syndrome in August 2002, Volume 138 No. 2,
You can learn more about
the fairytale lives of Eric and his wife Debra
Hathaway in the following newspaper articles:
Post, September 12, 2002
Democrat, May 11, 2001
Democrat, October 7, 2001
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