I’m the one on the left. The one on the right is Pancho, who is now no longer with us; Lefty declined to be in the picture.
After obtaining my BS with a concentration in Mathematics (1991) through the New York State Board of Regents External Degree Program (later, Excelsior College) and my MA in English (2004) from SUNY Oswego, I am now (finally, in 2018) a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at New Mexico State University.
With my wife, I now live in southern New Mexico, in Las Cruces. My abiding interests center on the ways (how and why) narratives, small and large, affect and effect our selves and our lives within various communities (political, discursive, and cultural). Recent course work has turned me in the direction of exploring intersections among rhetoric, narrative and aesthetics, reading the contemporary through the classic(s).
When I am not pursuing my studies, I am either walking in the local desert park (this was taken during a surprise June rainstorm):
Or, I am baking various bread-related things, especially sourdough loaves: