Language. You never stop learning how to use it.
I’m a writer. That means I am good with words–crafting sentences, sculpting paragraphs, aiming at meaning.
I am a teacher. Teachers study learning. They are interested in ideas and what makes people change.
Being a teacher and a writer has turned me into an editor. An editor is someone who pushes and encourages a writer to get their vision and ideas across.
I’ve joined the Medicare generation. It’s been a peripatetic ride: a religious education, a degree in linguistics, teaching music, typing JCL on Hollerith cards. Living in the woods, travel and languages, keeping track of the moon, an MFA, writing a math book, selling fish, wearing snowshoes, having opinions. Who’d-a thunk it.
I grew up in the Great Lakes area. I moved to Idaho in my twenties and never looked back.