In 2001 and 2002 I wrote two children's fantasy novels. The first is Windsong. Its sequel is The Sandy Isles.
Arlinac Town is the setting of Nine Powers, my dicelss, two-player role-playing game. Its setting was designed to be conducive to short stories for children.
The rules to the role-playing game are written for adults. But the stories are easy for young children to read.
I work at Lane Community College. It can be a bit sheltered, like many sites of liberal academia, attractive to people who have never learned to be comfortable with slightly heated disagreements. Now and then the community needs a dose of rhetoric to help folk calm down. I send out an e-mail so people can feel better.
In 2016, as part of my professional evaluation and review, I was asked to write a self-reflection. I suppose it is worth sharing as a "philosophy of education" statement for anyone interested. I also like having the document with my personal professional goals in a location that is visible and easy to get to, so I can easily review it.
Magalene is an imaginary girl whose life is amazingly similar to my older son's. Her stories help remind my son about following rules, and help his escapism through adventures with friends, talking animals, pirates.
(Sadly, I have only had time to type one of the hundreds that I have told Smiley. Some day...)
My two sons sometimes asks me to type the stories they want to tell.