I’ve been teaching English literature for the last twenty years at the CEGEP level in Montreal, Quebec. My specific areas of focus are Shakespeare and Canadian Literature. (I’m a specialist in Alice Munro.) I also have interests in history: Bronze Age Mycenae, Renaissance Italy and Elizabethan England.
In a more contemporary framework, I follow trends with regard to health care and digital technology. I regularly attend Solarfest in Vermont (a yearly meeting for those interested in alternate sources of energy) and have developed online testing in Moodle in collaboration with IT specialists at Dawson College. My dirty work consists of working with animal rescue shelters as a wildlife rehabber, specializing in baby raccoons and squirrels.
Recent reads include: Susan Cain: QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking; Christopher Hitchens: Arguably, Hitch-22; Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs; Heather Brooke: The Revolution will be Ditigitized; David Leigh and Luke Harding: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy; Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall, Michael Wood: The Story of England, Jesse Shell, The Art of Game Design: Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken.