The stone it has been moved The grave is now a groove All debts are removed Oh can't you see what love has done? - Window in the Skies, U2
Friends describe me
as a breath of fresh air
include looking for time to have hobbies.
Fantasy dinner guests
Bono, Condoleezaa Rice, Jennifer Garner, Madeleine L'Engle, Marc Chagall, Esther, my grandparents
Best advice I ever received
"You're not responsible for that."
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
Advanced Chemistry, I have repented of my methods and taken ibuprofen for the memories of experiments.
In college I drove
86 Nissan Pulsar
If I weren't a professor, I would
move to an island in Scotland and write books, create art, and travel with a film SLR camera.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L'Engle, Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri, Educated by Tara Westover, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, both books by Nelle Harper Lee, the book of Esther
The Princess Bride, Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back, The Holiday, The Good Lie
Decaf iced cappuccino made with oat milk and a swirl of pumpkin at DD. Try it.
Nobody knows I
have climbed a mountain in the Caribbean, seen killer whales in the Straight of Gibraltar, driven a John Deere tractor in Kenya, been stranded on an island in Papua New Guinea, seen the Queen of England twice, been on set of Game of Thrones but had never heard of the show, and saw U2 in Dublin.
My latest accomplishment
I just received an award for Middle Tennessee Region Art Teacher of the Year 2024!
I continue to be fascinated about our personal receptivity of visual art and the influences of visual culture, but more specifically in art education: how the classroom environment, awakening the creative spirit, and the art instructor can facilitate and promote student well-being with an approach of C.A.R.E. (each letter representing five factors in that theory and practice).