I’m Sydney Harper. I live in Florence, Alabama, or The Shoals as we fondly refer to it, with my cat and ferrets.  For a while now, I managed to mix soil science and computers.  I have a Masters in Environmental Science and a PhD in Soils where I looked at the fate of pesticides and other organic chemicals in soil.  I also have worked with computer models and have written computer programs for soil and environmental applications.   Currently though, I am doing a variety of things. In my not so abundant spare time, I also spend time with my art, painting and drawing, knitting and spinning, genealogy, and ham radio (N4GDO).

You can email me at sydney at doctordirt dot com.