Hello! Here's a little bit about me:
Primary/Secondary Education: Gaston County Schools
- North Carolina State University (Bachelor's Degree, 1992)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Post-Baccalaureate Work)
- Central Piedmont Community College (various online and classroom courses)
- South Piedmont Community College (various online courses)
- University of Oklahoma (by way of the United States Postal Service National Center for Educational Development)
Favorite Sports Teams:
- Washington Redskins, National Football League
- Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball
- Philadelphia Flyers, National Hockey League
- New Orleans Pelicans, National Basketball Association
Least Favorite Sports Teams:
- Dallas Cowboys, National Football League (though the New England Patriots run a close second)
- Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball (though the New York Yankees run a close second)
- Los Angeles Lakers, National Basketball Association (there's not even a distant second)
- And oddly enough, I don't have a least favorite National Hockey League team. The closest I come there is the Dallas Stars, and that's because they left Minneapolis/St. Paul bereft of an NHL team for many years.
Other interesting things about me:
- I think the Emmy Award is the coolest of the four major entertainment awards given in the United States.
- I love disaster movies, especially The Towering Inferno and A Fire in the Sky. In fact, I wrote the article for A Fire in the Sky
- I have been a contestant on Jeopardy!. In Episode #5750 (taped July 28, 2009, aired September 18, 2009), I came in second place to defending champion Gary Bechtold and won $2,000. Answer to the Final Jeopardy! question - Who was Edward Lear?
- I was also a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. On an episode recorded November 2, 2011 and broadcast on March 2, 2012, I won $5,750. I was stumped by a question about who owned Dollywood before Dolly Parton owned it. The correct answer was Art Modell.
- I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, seven straight years (2004-10). Which means I have seven very bad novels to my credit (or discredit).
- I also wrote the Wikipedia article on Dawson v. Delaware.