40 yrs teaching K-college; 30 years teaching college English, ESL & Religious Studies. Ohio 7-12 ELA certified. Attended John Carroll University, BA, MA. Ashland University, Ed. D. Ashland Seminary D. Min. (ABD). Home educated 6 children. Writer: Collection of short stories about life in Ohio, essays, poetry, plays, films and folk songs and a series of children's books - early readers. Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird. Favorite Films: Dances with Wolves, Fried Green Tomatoes, Places in the Heart, The Color Purple.