Thursday, April 29, 2010


By profession, I am a student, teacher, and practitioner of reading and writing—and gladly do I learn and teach and write, for doing so is more than a profession, but a joy that I delight to share with others.

The arts of language distinguish and elevate our species above other earthly creatures by allowing our unique consciousness expression, clarification, communication and preservation, developing it to ever higher levels in those who master language skills.

Though our other arts of music, dance and visual design, of mathematics and of scientific formulation also enhance and convey our consciousness, it is spoken and written languages, flowering into literatures of many tongues and cultures, which most generally affect our hearts and lift our minds.

Thus I am proud to participate actively in the paramount human enterprise of articulating and animating thought in words.