So you are probably wondering where the user name comes from.  No, Carstairs is not part of my name.

Way back in the 90's when I first started getting on the internet, my roommate at the time was pestering me to pick a user name.  I was reading the Mrs. Pollifax series, and her boss at the CIA is named Carstairs.  I decided to use that name, and I'm still using it to this day.

Not familiar with this great series?  To introduce you, here's my review of the first in the series, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax.