I am not a new teacher.
I am old. I am your old teacher.
I teach writing in the other class. I like to write more than I like to talk.
Western Civilization is a Writing Class
In this class we are going to write a LOT. If you do not like to write you will be miserable. Do you know miserable?
Miserable = very unhappy. Sad. you will cry!
And I don’t care if you cry.
Birthplace of Western Civilization Professor
I was born and raised in the United States.
I left the United States when I was in my 20s.
I joined the US Navy.
I went to Asia to work. My ship was based in Japan.
Yokosuka, Japan … near Yokohama.
Tell You Secrets Then Kill You
In the Navy, I worked as an Intelligence Officer. Every morning I woke up and I read Top Secret information. I reported the information to my Commander.
I can tell you some top secrets. But then … I will have to kill you.
Do you want to know a top secret?
Who is first?
I will have to kill you.
Not a joke.
Family of Oikos Professor of Western Civilization
My wife is “Made in China.”
It’s true. It says Made in China on the back … but we do not show to anybody.
I met her online.
I travelled to China – Shenzhen to meet her face to face.
Our first date was in Koh Chang Thailand.
We rented a motorbike. And I wrecked the bike and she went flying off the back.
I nearly killed her before we got married. Now she wants to kill me.
We have a daughter.
She is 10-years old. She is my hero.
I have 2 sons. They are 36- and 32-years old.
The older boy is a classical pianist.
And a sculptor.
The younger boy is a scientist.
The younger boy is studying molecular genetics in Boston.
Many Locations Many Experiences
I have lived in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years.
I lived in Ohio for 20, Japan for 20 and CA for 20. I am only 40 years old.
It’s a mystery.
I lived and worked in Japan for almost 20 years – Niigata.
I can speak Japanese, too. Of course. I can speak Japanese abt the same as I speak English.
Paperless classes in California
I do not like paper.
Welcome to California. We are saving trees.
I don’t really care abt the trees. I just don’t like paper.
I lose things easily. And papers fly out of my car window … and people get mad at me.
We will do EVERYTHING online.