Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For the past two years I taught high school English at a small
district in central New York. I lost that job due to budget cuts
but I'm still involved in education, formally and informally.
Lately I've been retooling existing unit plans and designing new
ones. Hopefully I'll be well prepared for my next position.
I'm currently teaching myself German and the harmonica. I have a
pointer hound who loves hiking with me. I love to travel! I spent a
few months wandering around the US a few years ago and did the same
thing in Central and Western Europe this summer. Both were very
formative but backpacking through Europe was like nothing I've ever
done. I can't wait for an opportunity to do that again. The idea of
meeting new people (especially from other cultures) and not quite
knowing where I'm headed on a given day is really appealing.
I lived in Burlington a while back as I was avoiding adult life but
finally got back in school. I graduated three years ago with a
master's degree in education. For the past few years I've been
studying and practicing photography. I've done a few weddings
recently and I'm trying to start a business.
Every once in a while I get a powerful desire to travel aimlessly
or be as far from a city as possible. I lived in a very secluded
cabin on Lake Ontario for a few years while in grad school. It was
close enough to Syracuse and Oswego where I could get out now and
then but so nice to be away from everything.
What I’m doing with my life
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Lately I've been brewing beer with a couple friends. We're starting
to get pretty good at it. I'm also teaching myself a foreign
I just bought a house so a lot of my spare time is tied up with
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The Settlers of Catan. I recently taught it to some of the youths I
work with and despite the fact I bought the German version, they
really like it
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Im a big fan of postmodern American Lit. Thomas Pynchon is my
favorite author. I read his book Mason & Dixon every year. I
like the short stories of John Barth and Donald Barthelme. I think
both are masters of metafictional narratives. Of the moderns I like
Hemingway most. I absolutely love Hunter Thompson. He was a total
bad-ass and an incredible writer. Don Quixote is one of the
funniest books I've ever read and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern Are Dead is incredible. I recommend it to everyone! It
can be tough to read as a teacher because I tend to read thinking
about teaching the book rather than just enjoying it. I do have a
bit of a dork side and love George Martin's A Song of Ice and
Musically, I listen to quite a bit. Recently I've been listening to
a lot of old school blues. I really dig Sonny Boy Williamson, he is
an amazing harmonica player. I also really like bluegrass and would
certainly welcome any suggestions. I like Bob Dylan, The Talking
Heads, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Old
Crow Medicine Show, Fleet Foxes, Pink Floyd, Neutral Milk Hotel,
The Decemberists, Neko Case etc.
My favorite movie is The Big Lebowski. Anything Monty Python
(again, the dork in me). I also like old WWII movies from the 60's
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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