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My name is Mark Faber. Names have interesting characteristics. Here is something about my name from a friend in Frisia, Holland.

In the Napoleaonten time everyone was pressed to take a family name and not son of or doughtere of like Megawati Sukarnopuri. -inga is the frisian extansion meaning son of but son of a port is not possible. (Gerben, geer-bern, means spear-bear) In Amerika the name is written Portinga also for a correct Inglish pronounciation. It is of the Faberssite of course. Your Frisian name should be marten or maarten, a worrior name. A good frend of me, physiotherapeut in Dokkum, is named Martin Faber also.

Kindly greetings Gerben Poortinga

My first name of Mark has given me a clever, deep mind and the talent to excel in highly inspirational lines of endeavour as a dramatist, musician, writer, or artist. I can be lifted by beauty in all forms and am at the most creative when inspired. My expressive, affectionate nature responds very quickly through my feelings. http://www.kabalarians.com/male/maarten.htm

I hope your stay here is enjoyable. Try some of the links that are of interest to me - especially my Genealogy Web Pages.

I have received a second bachelor's degree in computer information systems from The Weekend College of Notre Dame.

I work on the Hubble Space Telescope Project! Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. Come visit the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

Other sites you might find interesting are:

• NASA's homepage or The Goddard Space Flight Center.

• You will also want to view my wife's site with lots of photos. KFABER

• Photos of the 2007 Maryland Sheep And Wool Festival may be viewed here. Maryland Sheep And Wool Festival

Mark Takes Picture
Employees (including Mark Faber - hat on backwards, camera ready for the queen) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center wait to greet Queen Elizabeth, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Greenbelt, Md. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

For NASA coverage of the visit go to Photo Gallery

• The Queen of England visit to Goddard Space Flight Center - May 8th 2007 may be viewed here. Queen Visit - GSFC, May 8, 2007
• Watching our grandson growing up may be viewed here. Ryan growing up
• The Central Maryland Photographers' Guild held a photo shoot in Ellicott City. These are some of my photos from that day.
• On Saturday, July 21 I biked with Grace Independent Baptist Church on the North Central RR trail. Enjoy this with me.

Scotland Vacation June 16 -- 25

Map of Scotland

• Please enjoy with us our first full vacation day in Scotland. Day In Sterling - June 17
• These are pictures of our second day in Scotland. We visited Glamis Castle, Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven - June 18 . It would be great if you would sign my guest book!
• We visited Blair Castle, The Queens View, and enjoyed a cold one in the oldest Inn in Scotland - Kenmore. We ended the third day at a Ceilidhs in Weems. please enjoy the third day at Blair Castle and the rest of the day.
• Because of a driving rain we decided to visit Dewars Distillery on day four and after that I went golfing, Kathy walked around the town of Aberfeldy. Please join us on the fourth day at Dewars Distillery in the morning and me to play golf at Taymouth Castle in the afternoon.
• Kathy said we were too close to St. Andrews to not make a visit. So on our fifth day in Scotland we headed for the spiritual home of golf -- St. Andrews. Edinburgh was our afternoon stop. What a great city!
• On the sixth day we went to the Birks of Aberfeldy. After a good walk to the Falls of Moness, we drove to Crieff, Kenmore and Aberfeldy in the afternoon.
• Kathy was looking forward to our visit to Paisley -- her grandmother was born there. So on our seventh day we left our home in Aberfeldy for Paisley. We spent the afternoon walking around, doing research on Kathy's family, and discovered her grandmothers church was still active in the town.
• Day eight was our last full day in Scotland. We went to church in which Kathy's grandmother attended as a child. The Methodist Church of Scotland was built in 1908. We then drove to Loch Lomond for a boat ride in the afternoon.


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