As you’d expect, I’ve got a search column on TweetDeck for “pieratt”. One of the few advantages of having a weird surname is that most related queries are relevant to my interests in one way or another. For instance, I’ve got no relation to this store, but I plan to buy a staff shirt from them some day.
My dad’s name come up today in Twitter for the first time that I’m aware of. It was from a site which made mention of one of a handful of theological books he wrote while stationed in Sao Paulo as a missionary.
Points of interest:
1) It’s a torrent site offering it up for illegal download
2) It’s a Christian torrent site
3) I’m pretty sure my mom designed the cover for the book while on staff at the publishing house that my dad operated.
When I consider my motives for going into design or my interest in book covers, my parents don’t come up as an immediate consideration. But that can’t be right. My dad ran a publishing house for 8 years and my mom was the staff designer. I don’t remember being exposed to the company or the design work in any real sense, but the alternative would defy common sense.