I have been described as a fairly laid-back professor, with a super-quick wit and a terribly analytical mind (guess I got 'em all fooled). I love humor and probably over-think things (and thus use far too many parentheses). I tend to talk in puns and double-entendres, sometimes even surprising myself.
The Lord led me to salvation a number of years ago and seems to be using me where I am, but by the same token, He has led me down some wild and woolly rabbit-holes, often revealing the destination only long after the journey; thus I am looking for someone with a real love for God and a sharp mind, someone willing to take chances. I might get a tad crude with my humor (scatology) and have been known to lose myself in dance and really powerful music; so, I'd like someone with the artistic sensibilities who could appreciate the more human aspects of both education and passionate abandon.
I tend to be a walking paradox, I'll admit. I draw portraits in pastels, ink, oil, acrylics, pencil and do fairly professional-quality work (often surprising my colleagues, since art is not my area of study). I can sing some wicked torch-and-blues. My Christian beliefs are decidedly born-again with charismatic overtones (but not the scary type).
Beauty is great; sexiness, better; but kindness and loving consideration trump them all. Here are two of my poems (I dabble on the side):
And in the foreboding gloom
Of shadowy hills,
and formless trees,
embers careen crazily upward;
spontaneously crackling evanescence...
faces glow with hope;
and a stir,
an incarnation of music...
a flash of coppery skin--
for in every girl
there is a gypsy princess
dying to dance closer to the fire
The Heart Is an Island
The heart is an island
by the continuous lapping of the waves,
the playful, tantalizing waves--
Beneath the sparkle and the dance, fish,
to be envied,
find their home--
and never swim alone--,
No message in a bottle,
No sail on the horizon,
But only the promise of a glowing bronze sunset,
riding the line
between the heaven and the earth.
books-- good grief, I've taught courses in ancient-world literature, modern-world literature, Shakespeare (and other Renaissance writers), early-American/colonial lit., British and American Romanticism, modern American lit., Victorian lit., besides the basic composition courses with required readings-- and ALL have outstanding works!! (I also do quite a bit of research and thus read a lot of case-based books, especially in criminology.)
shows-- I enjoy "Scrubs," "House," "Chuck," "No Ordinary Family," most WWE shows (yes, don't judge me), re-runs of "My Name Is Earl," etc.
food-- I especially love seafood and Coletta's pizza (the barbeque is to die for).
(and realizing how much I hate filling out questionnaires!)