Jen

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation Humanities Teacher
Location Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Introduction I'm a friend, wife, sister, daughter, in-law, idealist, spca dog adopter, teacher, wannabe music reviewer, concert goer, piano player, hugger, bike rider, unintentional gas guzzler, knee surgery survivor, aldi shopper, pontoon rider, enthusiastic dancer, women supporter, casserole and sandwich eater, garage saler, sarcasm user, movie watcher, head bobber, vinyl enthusiast, nature hike lover, history/literature nerd, graphic novel fan, public radio listener, doodle drawer... do you need to know anything else?
Interests "Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." — Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
Favorite Movies I like documentaries, indie movies, and drama. There are too many great movies for me to choose favorites.
Favorite Music indie rock, indie pop, classical, jazz, motown, funk, some hip-hop... too many bands/artists to name but here are a few: modest mouse, miles davis, john coltrane, charles mingus, air, radiohead, fiona apple, laura veirs, kanye west, tracy chapman, the killers, james brown, weezer. curtis mayfield, the jackson 5, Psapp, al green, M.I.A, wilco, feist, death cab, grandaddy, andrew bird, zeppelin, zero 7, timbaland, rage against the machine, bowie, nick drake, bill withers, kings of convenience... And radiohead, always radiohead
Favorite Books East of Eden- Steinbeck, any short stories by Truman Capote, as much Young Adult literature as I can find, Naked- David Sedaris, the short stories of Patricia Highsmith, The Time Traveler's Wife, Life of Pi, The Poisonwood Bible, Middlesex, The Handmaid's Tale, The Story People (poetry), and assorted classics ala Jane Eyre, Of Mice and Men, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby...

You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?

He's allergic to candy apples.