Jens Andersen, alleged critic

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Industry Transportation
Occupation Cabbie
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Introduction What is the sound of one pundit sputtering and no publisher underwriting? Well, check the area. Sold a book review in 1991. What else? Circa 1973 a veteran journalism teacher taught us news-larvae that gritty jobs like waiting or cab-driving would boost our smarts by testing the academic bumf inflicted on us. A taxi driver is what I've been for 30+ years, although in that time I've also been in and out of academia, finally snagging a B.A. in 1999 (English major/Biology minor) at the over-ripe age of 46. Earlier academic careens included everything from PoliSci to Education, the zig-zag largely due to a certain impatience with classroom stuff. Job market?--meh. Ergo: I dragged down all the wonderful statistics about education turbocharging your job-prospects. And so the college-survey types stopped phoning. C'est le guerre.. But hey--send money!! You think I jest? Well, occasionally... Also suffer from delusions of self-publishing stuff, e.g. that notorious Shakespeare puzzle-play _Troilus and Cressida_. It's a satire, folks, and _Hamlet_ is too! The attendant profs are just confused, but what else is new. Come for the details, stay for the endless carping!! =]
Interests Reading, writing, music, carpentry, gardening
Favorite Movies La Bamba, Sand Pebbles, Danton, (Disney's) Alice in Wonderland, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, A Fish Called Wanda
Favorite Music My My, Hey Hey -Neil Young, Oh, Well" - Fleetwood Mac, "Somebody to Love" and "Ballad of You, Me and Pooneil" - Jefferson Airplane, _Basement Tapes_ - Bob Dylan and the Band... you don't want the whole damn LIST, do you???
Favorite Books The Mencken Chrestomathy (or anything by Mencken), anything by Mordecai Richler, The Penguin collection of Orwell's essays, journalism and letters, any Robert Crumb comix, Complete Shakespeare