1/11/17. I’m excited to climb aboard the Black Pearl with ye, but first, ye be wantin’ to know why I’m here. I did my undergrad here at AUM. So, when I decided to look into graduate programs, I looked here first. I am nothing if not a loyal pirate, and I had a mate who showed me the MTW brochure. I joined the crew and this voyage is required for the degree. As a pirate and a teacher, I think it is essential to be ready to prepare new pirates for the next adventure, whatever that may be. This class will teach me how do that and more.
I’m not picky about me grog. Always coffee in the morning and tea occasionally but especially when I have some very good honey on hand. Cold, clean water throughout the day, and pirate cocktails at night after the cabin boy has gone to his bunk.
I am more Marvel than DC. More Star Wars than Star Trek (series), but I do like the movies. I also like movies and books that are based in history. And have action. And magic. And intrigue (James Bond forever). Books are life. Movies are fun.
I love to travel and have adventures. Try new things and foods. Experiment with cocktails and mixology. And daydream. I like to go outside: to the beach, mountains, state parks. And I like to sleep. This is actually my retirement plan.
I like to write, and used to keep a journal, though as an indentured servant in the restaurant industry and a single parent, I haven’t written creatively for some time. Blogging is new to me, but because I have dreams of travelling and writing, I am enjoying finding my way around it.
I have a son, 10, a niece, 12, and a sister who split off me egg in 1976 and has been the second half of me ever since. They are me first mate and crew on me own ship.
Now let’s shove off and sail the high seas looking for treasure and adventure! Yo ho ho! A pirate’s life for me!