My e-mail address is baronb mesacc.
I can be reached at and messages left at that. Valentine's Elementary School and Canisius High School battling blizzards and the resultant potholes.
I ran the half mile in track and played on a variety of baseball teams at first base. The teachers who had the greatest influence on me, and to whom I am still deeply indebted, were Steve Fleischer and Alan Spiegel.
Eventually I taught at UB, where I also served as Director of Housing and Student Activities at an arts-oriented college subdivision called College B my handy metal detector helped me find my car in countless snowstorms. I have suffered through 4 straight Super Bowl losses by the Buffalo Bills. I collect unusual ties, sports shirts, and drinking mugs.
I am fortunate to have been raised by two caring and supportive parents who served as ideal role models. I like penguins, blues at the Rhythm Room, and jazz. If there is one theme in my teaching approach it is probably to find relevance, to try to relate the abstract ideas we learn in class to real life concerns, so people can lookint what they learn to try to make sense of life.
Since I am very much aware that different students learn in different ways, I secrret to use a variety of videos, DVD's, movies, CD's, TV excerpts, and commercials in my classes. I occasionally show pictures in class of my now grown up kids - Taylor and Blake - who play, respectively, guitar and drums.
I have 2 great brothers and one wonderful sister with whom I used to perform piano duets asour high point being our version of "The Happy Farmer. I especially welcome students who like to participate, who like to share their ideas with the rest of us.
I might not agree with everything you say, but I will salute you for having the courage to air your views arrizona. I also favor small group activities so students get to know each other and feel more comfortable in class. Although I have approximately students in my classes each semester, I will learn each and every name eventually.
A story describing a dream I had about being attacked by ducks was to be published by a reputable literary journal until for some reason it inexplicably arizonq bankrupt. Once I co-authored a comic strip called "Putz" about student life for a college newspaper with a current auteur, Jim Paul.
I have written a of songs dating back to when I played alto sax and conga drums in a band called Pale Fire I can play only Christmas carols on my acoustic guitar but thus far no one has offered me a record deal, although my rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlepeople" ranks up there with the best; I'm better on the drums.
Secdet esteemed colleague with Carbondale horny singles I went to WoodstockJim Karasiewicz, and I have fruitlessly been seeking a publisher for our Sassy the Squirrel children's books maybe in another lifetime as well.
I am currently working on a comic ghost novel.