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Industry Education
Occupation College English Instructor
Location United States
Introduction I am an instructor at a local college where I teach freshman comp (rhetoric and literature), advanced compostion/creative nonfiction, Intro to Fiction, and Writing in the Humanities. I've also taught technical writing. "My business is circumference." Emily Dickinson in a letter to T. W. Higginson, July 1862.
Interests Knitting, reading, writing, movies, music, travel, cats
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, The Big Chill, The Magnificent Seven, Angels in America, Citizen Kane, Arsenic and Old Lace--really too many for this space.
Favorite Music Dave Matthews, Lyle Lovett, Elvis, Dwight Yokem, Joni Mitchell, Crowded House, The Pretenders, the Beatles--again, the list is endless and eclectic.
Favorite Books I have nearly 6000 books, so trying to narrow down my favorites is impossible--though Shakespeare, Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O'Connor, E. A. Poe, Walker Percy, William Faulkner top the list.

You've successfully slain the dragon! How will you toast your marshmallows?

With the sparks from my fingertips.