Hello, I'm Mark. I'm passionate about everything I do, I'm a hopeless romantic and I don't believe in serial commas. I've realized that my profile reads like a resume, but that's because I'm bad at filling these things out. Don't we all say that, though?
Right now, I'm in a Master's program. I want to be a high school English teacher. I love school. Yeah, I said it.
At the same time, I'm working on another love, which is writing. I'm in the midst of my first novel, which I may try to get published should I think it's good enough.
That leads me to my next point, which is my greatest passion in life: great literature, especially Shakespeare. (I'd acknowledge it's a cliche to say your favorite author is Shakespeare, but it's a cliche to say something is a cliche.) I've read everything the man wrote and every bit of analysis of his works that I could get my hands on. I'm currently working at an arts program on Staten Island. We recently finished a program that taught kids about Shakespearean theater. Now we're moving on to a production of Othello. I'm so excited about this, because the woman who runs the program is a theater director, and I don't have much experience with the theatrical side of Shakespeare.
But my real baby is the weekly Shakespeare podcast we do (feed url: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheTwelfthNightShow), and the Shakespeare blog at: http://twelfthnighttheatre.wordpress.com/
What else to tell?
I'm politically liberal. Strongly in favor of universal healthcare and opposed to capital punishment.
I'm an atheist, a pacifist and an anglophile.
I'm a Mets, Jets and Devils fan. (God help me.)
I'm not really sure what else to say. I'm open to being asked.
I am the pater familias, waiting for Vizzini, and a Jedi, like my father before me.