John Skarl

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location United States
Introduction The Closet is a blog dedicated, primarily, to literacy and the teaching of literacy. I earned my MFA in fiction writing from the NEO MFA Consortium in 2009. I have been teaching dual credit College Composition I & II classes at a vocational school since 2010. Because The Closet's motto is valuables and curiosities, don't be suprised to read about whatever I happen to find valuable or curious at the time.
Interests teaching, literacy, frisbee golf, pocket knives, music, religion, the cosmos, microbiology, autism, carpentry, water, seafaring, the imagination, cooking, philosophy, trees, poetry, fishing, people, parenting, mechanics, gardening, travel, building
Favorite Movies Wreck It Ralph
Favorite Music Spaceface, Ghost Cat, Rowlf the Dog, Rammstein, Prince, Third Eye Blind, Ravi Shankar, Tool, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Metallica, Korn, Bishop Allen, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Beatles, Type O Negative, Modest Mouse, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Sungha Jung, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Tom Petty, Steve Miller, White Zombie, CSN, Shivering Timbers, Andy McKee, Corb Lund, The Murder City Devils, Iron and Wine, The Lonely Island, Hatebreed... and so forth...
Favorite Books This is by no means a definitive list... Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Narcissus and Goldmund, The Old Man and the Sea, The BFG, The Crossing, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Grendel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Gone With the Wind, The Upanishads, On Writing, The Book of Questions, Turtle Island, Be Here Now, The Clown, Factotum, Crime and Punishment, Heart of Darkness, Pedro Paramo, Uncle Tom's Children, The Road, Tao Te Ching, Oh What A Paradise It Seems, The Secret Rose, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Jack's Universe, Victoria, Peter Camenzind, Blood Meridian, The Bread of Those Early Years, Dubliners, Bunnicula, Middlesex, Dragonlance Chronicles 1-3; Legends 1-3, Mary Oliver: New and Selected Poems, Last Night of the Earth Poems, Mother Night, Ready Player One, OED, IDW TMNT, Little Brother, Homeland