you have a product you'd like me to review, or would like to use my professional
skills, please contact me.
make no pretense to suggest that my reading list is consistent, my views are fair,
or that my opinion matters more than yours. Just as you, I come completely independent
of mind and opinion.
curiosity drives me to explore unexpected alleyways, and this same curiosity pulls
me away unexpectedly to follow another thought.
Frost says a poet learns not from books, but serendipitously, much as a dog catches
burrs on its fur while running through a field. I admire such dogs.
first literary love is poetry. However, I'm just as content reading 'Frank and
Ernest,' sundry nonfiction books, and odd little dictionaries as I am reading
Poe or Hopkins or Masters.
and writing aren't my life. They are part of me, but not the whole. You might
find me listening to jazz or folk music some evening, making apple sauce or watching
a cicada leave its shell upon a tree stump.
great adventure can be as well found in the furrowed soy fields of Illinois as
much as by being enraptured through reading Edgar Lee Master's intimate examination
of the people named in the grass-hewn graveyards of central Illinois. The best
and boldest days are often hidden in the subtle and mundane.
have an English BS from Illinois State University (American Romantics and creative
writing) and all but a thesis toward an MA in international public relations management
from Wheaton College (Illinois).
currently am a freelance writer, and recently was the communications manager for
a large insurance company's international division. My professional career has
been an eclectic mix of marketing communications, teaching, web content strategy
development. Industries have included publishing, religious nonprofits, manufacturing,
insurance, travel and software.
by Hungarian authors or about Hungary and Hungarian culture
literature before 1930
literature, including Caldecott, fables, tales
language dictionaries, and discussions of words
rock, blues and folk music
and learning disability related books
books (especially writing or missions)
or dubbed Hungarian language films
strip compilations (I love "Frank and Earnest", "Foxtrot",
and audiobooks covering any of the above topics
software (Quark, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.)
or products you feel are within my range. I don't know everything!
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*rap or hip-hop
*physics, statistics, computer language manuals.