“Hi, there! I am a grandfather of eight and the father of four children. I retired several years ago from full-time work at a university. In 1997, I graduated with a Master’s degree in English and headed for a Ph.D. at the University of Texas-Austin in Computers and English. Languages have always been difficult for me, so I like teaching ESL and English to help students who also struggle with languages! I’ve been teaching ESL for over three years and enjoy it very much. I love reading and music, films (I was an actor as a young man) and learning new things about people and places! My readings nowadays focus mainly on the sciences and history.”