Research, Recent Change, Something You Don't Know About Me
I want to read them all.
Research: As a former English major, I am most comfortable analyzing written resources. Planning and conducting original research intimidates but also excites me because outcomes are unpredictable. Probably I will become a pragmatist, taking a mixed approach.
(Recent change: Last fall, I celebrated a landmark birthday by flying to Germany to visit an old friend. We'd first met when she came for a year to my Texas high school. (Now, our kids are in high school.) We tramped all over Bremer Park, rode carnival rides at the Freimarkt, and danced till 2 a.m.
About me: My parents grew up what they called “dirt poor” in rural Texas. Education was their ticket out of hard, dangerous lives. In my childhood home, the dominant feature was a long run of shelves packed with books. About as soon as I knew anything, I knew that books could transform lives.