I'm a 30something father of two, husband of one(!), and have been more or less gainfully employed as a musican for nearly 20 years. I have also been pursuing a part-time M.A. in Linguistics for several years now - hope to get that finished off by next year. I took up chess on this site last year, but hadn't really played it for many years before that. Hopefully my studies won't suffer too much in the future because of chess!