I am a husband, father, grandfather and educator. Like you, I have many interests. Most people who read and write blogs usually do. As a young boy and in my early teens, I developed a keen interest in electricity and electronics, so it’s no surprise that this led me to a career in technology, working for several telecommunications companies. However, although I loved working with circuits, bells, and whistles, I also had a passion for reading and writing fiction. As luck would have it, Bell Atlantic, my employer at the final stage of my technological career, had a very generous tuition reimbursement program, so I was fortunate enough to be able to attend college at night, studying writing and literature, and working during the day. I did this for many years while raising a family until, once again, fortune smiled upon me when Bell Atlantic offered an early retirement package to me and a several hundred people with a similar amount of seniority as I. In my last semester of graduate school, my teacher, mentor, and “godmother,” Marlene Schiwy, offered me a teaching position at The Colege of Staten Island, C.U.N.Y. and for the last 19 years I’ve had the pleasure of teaching English Composition and Introduction to Literature (four years in New York, and the last 15 here, in Pennslyvania.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have many interests: literature, politics, sports, popular culture, and last, but not least, writing, which is the real theme of this blog, because one can best explore and express his varied interests through writing. I hope you enjoy reading and commenting on the eclectic collection of posts I hope to provide here, for my fondest hope is to have interesting and civil conversations with as many people as I can. That’s why I started this blog. Hope to hear from you.
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