Occupation: I teach 3rd grade, public school. It's sometimes grueling, usually challenging, and always meaningful. I often work late, yet still wonder if I'll ever catch up. Former newsy (reporter, writer, editor) and I like using words in crafty ways. It irks me when people replace words with letters or numbers. I think spelling matters.
Education: I see learning as a lifelong adventure and college is not a means to an end. Having said that, I've acquired way too many credit hours.
Random stuff: I've been known to go on madcap adventures like train hopping, hitchhiking,and toiling on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea. Lived in Scotland for a year when I was a sailor. I'm agnostic, I think science is endlessly fascinating, and I'm open to conversations about spirituality and the after-life. I like sports, but mainly follow baseball. I only go to a couple of Sox games per year, so don't be scared. I have good retention for trivial knowledge. Love club dancing, but not into the scene. I will make you laugh. I am a fair-skinned, blue-eyed Mexican. I have a soft heart, but little patience for litterbugs, drivers who stop beyond the white lines, and apathy in general. I'm good with kids and I'm a kid at heart. I like superheroes, Star Wars, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. It used to be Christmas, but that has become anti-climactic since my family became so spread apart. I have a cat with eyes like cracked jade. Love biking and I take mass transit on a regular basis. I have an affinity for the music and furniture of the '60s/'70s. I like long walks. I've recently gotten into ice skating. I have decided to give another shot at learning guitar. I have a gym membership. Left-winged and left-handed. I practice random acts of kindness.
keeping my cool