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Gender Male
Industry Education
Location The Ohio, United States
Introduction Teacher, Ph.D. student, Father, Husband, Renaissance scholar, and not the least bit self-aggrandizing. My M.A. thesis was about sex and religion in a couple of Shakespeare plays, and I haven't strayed too far from those topics in a couple of years, nor do I have any plans to do so in the future, or at least until I finish my dissertation. I am married to a beautiful, talented, and somewhat cynical woman of startling intelligence and wit. Together, we have seven children (yes: seven. Yes, I am a Mormon, thanks) all of which have traditional English names. Yes, doing grad school with a large family is very difficult; we deal. I once ran a small but successful software company, which survived the internet boom of the late 1990s and I made some money. I went to culinary school. I wrote a children's novel which now rests quietly in a quiet corner of my hard drive. I became a master gardener. I lived in Brazil for two years. I have no tattoos. I like to ride steel-framed bikes and hike in the mountains. I use wood-cased pencils and fountain pens. I am 6'2". Hello? Yes, hello.
Interests Fatherhood and young families in early modern literature, early modern drama, paternity on stage, English religious reformations, early modern textual histories, religious exile in the English reformation(s), 17th century Jesuit drama, gender theories and masculinity, Joseph Simons, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, William Tyndale, John Webster, John Ford
Favorite Movies The Mission, Quiz Show, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Sneakers, The Natural, almost anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock or starring Cary Grant -- especially films directed by Hitchcock and starring Grant, Au Revoir Les Enfants, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Favorite Music Arvo Part, The Beautiful South, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Harry Nilsson, The Decemberists, k. d. lang, J. S. Bach, Indigo Girls, King's Singers, Kings of Convenience, Leo Kottke, The Mountain Goats, R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders, Yo-Yo Ma, Madness, Riders in the Sky, Stile Antico, Crooked Still
Favorite Books I read all day because I'm a PdD student and yet I can't think of a single book I've read for pleasure that deserves to be proclaimed as a "favorite."