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I earned my Master of Arts degree in English (Literature concentration) from CSU Stanislaus; I am now lucky enough to teach a wide range of English classes at Columbia College, Modesto Junior College, and CSU Stanislaus. In a rare bit of spare time, I like to get lost in a great story, and my favorite novels include Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell), A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway), On the Road (Jack Kerouac), and all seven books in the Harry Potter series.
On The Importance of Writing...
Written communication extends deep into our world. It is part of the air we breathe, and it influences the spirit of our culture. Words--just little words strung together--are what preserve our society, and, at the same time, what move us forward, together.