Alaskan by birth, professor by training, Pacific Northwest manual labor by choice. I really miss teaching, though, and offering my services as a writing coach is therefore quite fulfilling. My dissertation was on the masculinities of survivors in zombie movies from 1932 to 1968 as a function of US race relations and foreign policy. Some of the best things about living in Eugene? I am just a few blocks from great hiking trails. My neighborhood smells amazing because so many cool plants grow around here. The ocean is little more than hour away. And some really cool bands roll through here on a regular basis.