Let me introduce myself, My name is Claire and I have been teaching English Composition for over twenty years. My passion, however, is reading great poetry, intricately woven novels, and authoritative biographies. I live in Southern California, but my roots are in the Midwest, so I understand small town life as well as city life, finding both appealing in their own ways. I am also a lover of letter-writing and card-making. I do not dwell in the past, but I do appreciate the
old ways of doing things, and the ways people used to communicate because I find them more intimate than today’s e-mail. Alas, I live in this new age, and therefore, must conform to new ways of communicating; hence this new blog. I hope that it will be a journey of discovery and reconnecting with the familiar–for you and for me alike.