|That's me, with Carl Sandburg (sort of).|
1) Literature - If you trust the evidence of a collection of framed diplomas, I am really a PhD in English literature, which might explain the piles of books stuffed into every nook and cranny of the family residence. I taught college English courses for more than 15 years, and I now have a head full of poetry, theory, and strong opinions about the proper use of the comma. There's also a dissertation lying around here somewhere - it's about British nationhood and late 18th-century courtship novels. The blog occasionally delves into literary topics, and the blogger occasionally nurses delusions of becoming a great novelist.
|You can never watch enough movies!|
|My club does an annual show at a local toy store.|
4) LEGO - Yes, I am an AFOL, an Adult Fan of LEGO. I belong to a very active local adult club, and we build huge LEGO towns for shows a couple of times a year. I post about LEGO here sometimes because I like to talk about the hobby and share my LEGO photography, which often recreates scenes from favorite things 1, 2, and 3. See? They all go together. Really.
|It's gorgeous at Grand Canyon National Park!|
6) Homeschooling - I have been teaching my daughter at home since 4th grade, when the WORST TEACHER EVER made our lives so miserable we had to do something to protect our kid. I ought to be grateful to that awful woman because it has turned out to be a great experience, and I have lots of time to introduce my daughter to passions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Kid, as I call her on Twitter, is my constant companion, and I find her responses to what she reads and watches very illuminating.
|We make special trips to pinball museums and arcades.|
Now you can't say you weren't warned when the next blog post turns out to be an analysis of the cultural fad for cupcakes, or a LEGO recreation of the The Birds, or a photo-filled travelogue about a weeklong field trip with the Kid to Death Valley. Nine out of ten posts tend to be about classic movies, but you never know when I might get excited about one of my other passions and have to share!