I have a PhD from UF. I used to teach there, and I'm still working in education, but in the private sector now. I think that learning and knowledge are the most important and empowering things in the world--but teaching, the profession in the 21st century, is a chump's game if you're doing the actual teaching.
Right now, I'm working on getting my dissertation published, and I'm working on a book about poetry and neurology. (For all you theory nerds out there, it's about a constructivist approach to poetics and criticism.)
I'm a born-and-raised Floridian, and I love the Florida wilderness. I have a crazy bat-eared dog, and she loves the Florida wilderness too.