Chuck FAQ Page
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
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?"
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
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.)
Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It gets me in the Christmas spirit.
And I LOVE Christmas.
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
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
Any job experience, other than putting fool words on
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
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
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