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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher, Editor
Location Boston, MA, United States
Introduction I've been a drug store delivery boy, paperboy, newspaper reporter and editor, Navy officer, college professor of history, and psychotherapist, more or less in that order. More than all of those, though, I'm a reader, and a writer. I can't remember when I couldn't read, and probably started writing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Born in Texas, have lived in Boston for 40 years--still can't speak the language. Married, one delightful and obstreperous daughter who knits a lot. I like big dogs, especially Bullmastiffs.
Interests Teaching writing in the OLLI lifelong learning program at U.Mass/Boston; writing essays and fiction; hanging out at the Internet Writing Workshop --
Favorite Movies Beat the Devil, Casablanca, I Know Where I'm Going, African Queen
Favorite Music Vera Lynn's songs, The Rite of Spring, Chopin, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Buddy Holly, Jim Croce, The Big Bopper, Turandot
Favorite Books Varies from month to month: The Land of Oz; E. Flexner's Century of Struggle; R. Benedict's Patterns of Culture; W.E.B. Griffin's Army series; Rebecca Wells's Little Altars Everywhere; Ann Patchett's Magician's Assistant; Fowler's Modern English Usage