Wow. You really ARE Nosey

Q: Are you church goers?
A: Yes, the Pipes attend the Church of Christ; the Yates attend an Episcopal church.
Q: How did you get together to write?
A: The Pipes and Yates had adjacent seats at Rice University basketball games for over twenty years. With that much shared suffering, they were destined to become good friends. When Dr. Yates retired, he told the Pipes that he had a goal in retirement to write a book. The next week he got an E-mail from Dee Pipes saying that she had decided that she should help Charlie write the book. As Charlie puts it, "It's always easier to go with whatever Dee wants. You're going to do it her way anyway, so why bother to argue about it."
Q: What is your educational background?
A: Dee Pipes was educated in public schools in Texas and Peru. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English.

Charlie Yates attended public schools in Temple, Texas and Rosenberg-Richmond, Texas. He received a B.A. and Ph.D. in Biology from Rice and the M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed an internship at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas and a radiology residency at the University of Texas Combined Residency in Radiology in Houston. He is board certified in radiology.

Q: What is your work background?
A:  Dee Pipes has had a varied career, mainly in the computer industry working for Texas Instruments and Compaq  Computer. She now runs a very successful consulting firm. . . And Take Names.

Charlie Yates practiced radiology in downtown Houston at St. Joseph Hospital for thirty years before retiring in 2001. He now tends his garden in Richmond, Texas.

Q: What are your leisure activities?
A: Dee Pipes reads and makes life simple and serene for Bryan.
Charlie Yates likes to read, travel, and garden.
Q: What are your pet peeves?
A: Dee Pipes--intolerant people.
Charlie Yates--Walking. I have to walk three miles a day to keep my cardiologist happy.