educator, writer, speaker, devoted family man, amateur philosopher, chess enthusiast, basketball junkie, connoisseur of fine hip hop, and purveyor of wit and wisdom

Biting My Own Teeth

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.)

Feel free to leave any comments.

2 comments on “Biting My Own Teeth

  1. Ronnell
    July 18, 2010

    You’re a nut… but that’s a good thing.

  2. Deborah Barker
    September 15, 2010

    Good to meet you Mr Brown. Baby number two due any day? How lovely! My five are grown and a grandson is making his entrance- we are told – on the 20th of October so we are feeling the excitement of an imminent birth here too.
    Very Best wishes to you and your family.
    (Have popped over from WOW and will now read 25 random things about you).

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