Chuck FAQ Page
About Chuck
Born and raised in the the Great State of Texas (yes, that's what we who are from there call it), Chuck had trouble deciding what he wanted to be when he grew up.

He still does.

Here are some FAQs about Chuck. However, before your read them, you should ask yourself, "Why am I not outside barbecuing? Wouldn't that be a better use of my time?"
Quick Facts
Born: Galveston, Texas

Alma Mater: Texas A&M University

Favorite Color
: Maroon

Favorite Food: Chinese

Pet Peeve: The Willfully Ignorant

Favorite Music: New Country and Classic Rock

Favorite TV Show: NCIS

Favorite Old TV Show: Perry Mason

Chuck FAQs (Really, wouldn't you rather be out in nature?)
How old is Chuck? Real old?

Old enough to remember my mama sitting by the door crying the day I got sent home from school early 'cause JFK had died.

Old enough to remember pumping gas at my granddaddy's station for thirty-three cents a gallon.

Old enough to remember when being "gay" was a posh English way of saying you were happy and "pimping" was something bad men did to women, not what you do to your car.

And that's all I care to say on the subject.

Where is he really from?

Texas. I was born in Galveston and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast. Seriously. Graduated high school there. Attended three different Texas universities. Lived and worked in the state until 1991, when me and my wife got a wild hair and decided to try teaching overseas. Been wandering the globe ever since.

Is he married? Is she sane?

Yes. To the same woman, going on 29 years. I love you, Rebecca. And I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.

(She says she's sane, no thanks to me.)

Favorite book?

Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It gets me in the Christmas spirit. And I LOVE Christmas.

Favorite movie?

The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone. A guilty pleasure. Great dialogue and the fencing is outstanding.

Does he have any education? Just how ignorant is he?

This one's embarrassing. In my younger days, I foolishly decided I wanted to be a "Renaissance Man," which was a fancy way of saying I didn't know what I wanted to do and couldn't decide.

End result was, I followed my ambition by collecting college degrees. I ended up with five of them: a Bachelors in Philosophy (TAMU), three Masters [in English (TAMU), Humanities (UH/CL), and Educational Leadership (the College of New Jersey, don't ask)], and a Ph.D. in Theatre History (UT-Austin).

One thing I've learned along the way. Being educated doesn't mean you're smart, but being loud and ignorant is not an acceptable alternative.

Any job experience, other than putting fool words on paper?

I've been a teacher in one form or another for over thirty years. Got my start teaching Freshman English at Texas A&M back in the 70s, switched to teaching high school in the 80s, been at it ever since.

I've taught Koreans and South Africans in Germany, Israelis and Palestinians in Jordan, and Bulgarians and members of the royal family in Kuwait. I don't know what it all means, but it ain't boring.

As for my subjects, over the years I've taught Drama, History, Government, English, Psychology, Speech, Philosophy, Film, Journalism, and Theory of Knowledge.

In case you haven't noticed, I still have trouble making up my mind.