About kingmi

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I have two children in their teens, a full-time job teaching non-native born Americans to study in English, a house to keep up, two dogs and a cat.  I have read all of John LeCarre's portfolio and am waiting for his next entry.  My current favorite author is Nelson DeMille, waiting for his next entry.

This year I plan to frequent "open mike night" at a few local taps.  I am a guitar player.  This will keep my chops in shape. 

I am the English as a Second Language teacher at an inner-city middle school.  My interest is in preparing those who neither read nor write in English, to attend high schools locally, and not drop out.  I do this by teaching them to read and write.

Location: United States
Primary occupation: teacher
Dream occupation: writer
Hometown: Des Moines
Schools attended: Kentucky, Drake, ISU
I like: baseball,
Favorite writers: John Le Carre and Nelson DeMille
Favorite books: Russia House & Up Country, Plum Island
Favorite newspapers: Drudge Report
Favorite magazines: Time and Newsweek
Favorite music: classic rock, classic country, classical music
Favorite movies: Clear and Present Danger
Favorite TV shows: Sopranos & The Wire
Favorite teams: Yankees, Angels, Cubs
Favorite quote: "Chance favors the prepared mind." L. Pasteur
Gender: male
Religion: AA
Political affiliations: Republican

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