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Be careful when you search for your inner child - you never know which one will show up.


I attended St. Salomea Grammar School in Chicago and Mother of Sorrows High School in Blue Island. Neither of these fine institutions exist as schools anymore: I do not think it was the strain of educating me that did them in. After all, I also went to DePaul University (B.A., English) and Northern Illinois University(M.A., English), and they seem to be doing just fine.

After the Diploma

I currently teach English at South Suburban College in South Holland. I usually teach English 101 and 102, but I have also taught 98,99,103,104 and 111. I will soon be reviving a course that has not been taught here for a while - English 113, Children's Literature.

What Else?

I write a column called "Picture This!" for The Forum in Blue Island. It is a movie review column that comes out once a month. It not only makes me make the time to see new movies, it also makes me keep the deadlines for the column. I am not overfond of my deadlines, so it helps me keep in mind why students react the way they do to due dates for their assignments.

I am also active in my local library: I am President of their Friends organization, and Secretary in the Library Foundation. These two organizations have different goals: the Friends raise money for the Library in their annual Booksale (a great chance for me to stock up on yet more books that I have no space for), and the Foundation raises money and has a mission to provide cultural activiites for the community. We do this in activities as diverse as autograph auctions, ice cream socials, and poetry readings.