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University of Oregon, BS (History)
None (Graduate Coursework)
I love history with science as a close second. I am writing a novel in partnership with a college buddy in California. We have a finished rough draft of an epic sci-fi story in submission to agents and publishers, and am excited to have accomplished that. I definitely can help you with grammar, style, sentence structure, and word meanings.
I never was a certified school teacher, but I tutor my 15 year-old son at home in writing, reading and math. He has a slight learning disability, but he shares my love of history and science and he is getting A's and B's in his work. He loves school and learning new things, and I am very proud of his hard work. I also helped coach three of his little league baseball teams, which was very fun for both of us. We learned a lot about baseball from the other coaches.
Much of what I learned came from self-teaching, whether it is books or asking for help from friends or experts. I believe that if you really love a subject or want to learn about anything, there are a lot of resources out there, you just have to ask questions and search around. When I was a kid, we didn't have the internet. Do I ever love being able to look up things instantly instead of travelling to the library and plowing through encyclopedias!
I can look up anything, from facts on Wikipedia to shop manuals for fixing appliances, to repairing my own car--all online and fast.
I designed my own Bachelor's Degree program in ancient history and religions at the University of Oregon, where I graduated with Honors. Years ago my wife and I had a daycare business, so I learned to work with and teach preschool kids. Two of our daycare boys went on to become Eagle Scouts, which is something my wife and I are very proud of. Some are now going to universities, which makes me feel old, but proud!
I look forward to helping you learn many things and have fun doing it! I love history with science as a close second. I am writing a novel in partnership with a college buddy in California. We have a finished rough draft of an epic sci-fi story
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I created my own degree program at the University of Oregon, since I had equal interests in the field of World Religions and Ancient History. My degree program proposal asserted that religion was a central influence on historical events in the ancient world, thus my coursework was a mix of the two. It was not only fascinating study, but has relevance to modern history as well. Modern events and conflicts are still hugely influenced by religious beliefs in obvious and subtle ways.
Many of my friends and relatives assumed my degree program meant I was studying for the clergy or I had become "religious" in some way. That is not the case. I study all religions and history from a neutral, unbiased viewpoint in an effort to understand the human mind and human condition; and my religious orientation remains open and inquisitive to new learning.
B.S. History degree, University of Oregon.
Currently part-time novelist and short story writer.
I edit correspondence for my wife Jeannie, who is a Human Resources generalist.
I donate my time to write resumes for friends and acquaintances who are struggling to launch new careers.
Newspaper reporter and photographer for Gig Harbor and Woodinville newspapers.
Wrote advertising copy for Museum of Flight newspaper and Bob Lattimer Insurance.
Reporter, photographer, and advertising sales for High School and Junior High newspapers.