I'm a 41 year old teacher, working on his second masters in school administration, and, along with various forms of writing; I keep the brain occupied with things like slam poetry, illustration and acting, whenever possible. I have been a passionate educator for nearly ten years. Originally from Chicago, I've freelanced for several independent papers in Chicago and the outlying suburbs. I was a police reporter at the City News Bureau, and was a section editor for the newspaper when I was a student at Loyola University of Chicago. I am currently working on a historical fiction-based screenplay. As a teacher, my summer is essentially free, and I have some time, for the next several months to devote to projects.