In addition to teaching, I work in film production as a producer/production manager on independent films - which is why I came to California in the 1980s shortly after college. I'm hoping to produce and possibly direct a short film from one of my own screenplays sometime later this year.
My passions include reading, collecting various things (among them books), writing, and photography, as well as almost any cultural event - especially if it involves food! :) I enjoy the outdoors. I used to be a ski racer many years ago, and since my 30s I've been active as a player and manager in competitive softball. Early this year I started doing Yoga. I can already see the difference, but the heat is crazy! LOL
I grew up listening to Motown on AM radio, and good old-fashioned Rock 'n' Roll, but I think Blues is in my blood. :)
This year I have gotten involved in a few charity/community service projects which has been enormously rewarding.
I was raised in a close family where we learned that treating others with respect is paramount, education is a joy in itself, and doing your best is the only way.