Magister Brunner

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Scottsville, VA, United States
Introduction I have long been fascinated by Greek and Roman mythology, and the Greek and Latin roots of English vocabulary words; their infusion within the English language respectively forms the core of cultural literacy and English vocabulary. Learning a vast array of English vocabulary words can help people write more powerfully, speak clearly and confidently, and read with a much deeper appreciation for great literature, not to mention perform well on college and graduate school entrance examinations, such as the SAT and GRE. Other than intense reading itself, there is no better way of learning and, most importantly, remembering English vocabulary words than by learning Greek and Latin root words. My own love for reading and subsequent keen interest in English vocabulary began with the B.A. (hon) degree in English I received from UW Madison, and continued with the M.A. in English I earned from the University of Virginia; I currently teach Latin and Greek and Roman mythology at Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville, VA, farm organically, am Executive Editor of, and practice yoga and dhyana on a daily basis (qigong when clement!).
Interests English vocabulary via Greek and Latin roots.
Favorite Movies The Fisher King, The Lord of the Rings (all three)
Favorite Books Don Quixote, Arthurian Romances of Chretien de Troyes, novels of Willa Cather, Shakespeare (any and all), Everyday Zen, Reflections on a Mountain Lake, Chekhov's short fiction, Maupassant's short fiction, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, The Light Within the Dark