educator, writer, speaker, devoted family man, amateur philosopher, chess enthusiast, basketball junkie, connoisseur of fine hip hop, and purveyor of wit and wisdom
Who am I?
The great philosopher and writer Alan Watts once said that “trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
I can speak of my employment, my family, my friends and associations, my writing (or lack thereof), and my personal aspirations and failings. Perhaps you can best learn about me as each posting unpeels the various layers of who I am.
Or perhaps all of this is a cop-out.
Here are the basics:
I work at a southern California community college as an English professor. I’ve been at the college since June 2006 in a variety of roles until I returned to my love of classroom teaching in 2014. Before that, I spent most of my career as a classroom teacher (public school and private school, middle school through college).
As of today’s update (summer of 2017), I have a twleve-year-old son named MDB #1, a six-year-old son named MDB #2, and a wife of 17 years (what I mean is that we’ve been married seventeen years…not that she’s seventeen-years-old. But you probably guessed that.)
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