All that other stuff...

Okay, so we all know that the really interesting stuff on people's homepages takes some searching for, so I figured I'd make it easy! Below you'll see links to the mundane (my résumé and such) the interesting (other things I do at Drew) and finally the real reason for homepage creation (cat pictures). Oh, and my favorite books too of course . . .    Enjoy!

Things I do at Drew besides teaching & being WPA

Drew Honduras Project, Faculty Advisor
AAUP Chapter Executive Committee 
(former Co-Chair, web lady) 
 Drew Circle K,  Faculty Co-Advisor
New Jersey State Conference of AAUP,
Secretary (2000-02; 2002-04)
At Large Represnetative, 2005-07)
Advisory Borad for the online journal Cerebration--check it out!
Volunteer Resource Center (VRC)
Web pages: 
English Dept; Composition Program; AAUP; Honduras Project; Circle K Club
. . . you want more?

Info. about me

Where I grew up (includes pictures)
Papers presented
Educationand Employmenthistory
Courses taught
Recommended reading--well, did you really think I would be able to resist this?

The other stuff . . .

Pictures of my CATS
Honduras Photos
Snow creatures
Cuba/Puerto Rico DIS

South Africa Photos

Books  I like--and why!

  • Toni Morrison's Sula --Every time you reread it you see more and more in the images and symbolism, and more beauty in the language and elegance in the plot. Themes include women's relationships, generational relationships between female family members, mothering, love, death, war, race, class, gender, politics, community, and more. 
  • Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient--See the film and imprint the gorgeous images, then read the book and marvel at all the other layers and dimensions. The style rivals Morrison's in its lyricism and grace, and passages will stay with you. Themes include love, war, death, friendship, healing, colonialism, politics, identity, and more. 
  • John Dos Passos's U.S.A--Why doesn't anyone read this today? Truly a great American novel, with images that will haunt you and a style that captures something essential about the US. Fragmented by sound bytes before they had been named, with characters whose stories weave in and out of each other's, and every theme you can think of! 
  • Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony--Tayo's search for identity as he relives his past and present in ceremonial time lead him to modify the old traditions to suit the modern age. Themes include identity, culture, war, alcohol, history, race, class, gender, politics, Laguna Pueblo traditions and culture, education, and more. 
  • Katherine Dunn's Geek Love--And now for something completely different! A carnival freak show family goes to great lengths to produce "special" children to join their show. The setting is bizarre, but the issues raised are not. This book will make you think about love, hate, families, difference--and yourself. 

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