“Wherever you go, there you are,” Kurt Vonnegut. This seems apropos for the way I have always run my life. Growing up in New York City, I had always dreamed of living on a farm. I dreamed of farm life: awakening before sunrise, doing chores before breakfast, enjoying nature, and feeling exhausted after a hard day’s work, and most of all, deserving a solid night’s sleep after a busy, productive day. With this in mind, I moved to the Midwest to see the world, or at least more of America, after I graduated from college.
As it turned out, I moved from state to state, job to job, and eventually found the English Department at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington where I very happily teach English, often do math tutoring, work as a one- stop advisor for new students, help chose the BCReads book, and search for The Good Life each fall. During the breaks, I enjoy my family including my parents who are in their 90s and my nieces and nephews who all go to school: college, law school, elementary school, and pre-school. My son, the oldest of the cousins, is an aspiring actor in, where else, LA. We get together as often as we can. When he gets his big break, I will update this bio! Let’s have a great quarter.