Bio: I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but I grew up in the back woods of Wheeler, a town so small it doesn't even have a crossroads. The telephone system uses a party line to this day. (Party line: a system in which you share a phone line with your neighbors. If someone leaves their phone off the hook, it's as if someone in your house hasn't hung up an extension properly and you have to run the half-mile down to their house to tell them. Since you can't tell which neighbor it is, you have a fifty-fifty chance of getting it wrong.)

When I was twelve, we moved to the outskirts of Midland, home of Dow Chemical. This, my friends assure me, explains a lot. Then we moved to Saginaw, where I graduated from high school. From there, I went to Central Michigan University, where I eventually got two Bachelor's degrees--one in German/speech and one in English/health education. I currently teach English and teen health at Walled Lake Central High School. Yes, this includes sex education--five weeks of it every semester!

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