Contact me: ttyoder at gmail dot com
In a big nutshell, I spent 9 phenomenal years teaching young learners in Tokyo, and I am still happily startled that was what I got to do for a living for a while.
Now I am back in the US, living here for the first time in nearly 2 decades. I’m still teaching, having long ago given up on wanting to be passionate about anything else.
Bring me a pot of tea and a couple blueberry muffins, and I’ll gladly tell you all about it.
1) I grew up on the east coast of the US.
2) There are teachers in nearly every corner of my family.
3) I’m a Libra. I don’t believe in astrology except when my horoscope makes perfect sense.
4) I’m right-handed, but because of a silly game I used to play, I deal cards left-handed.
5) I can’t remember when I last drove a car, but I think it’s been about 10 years.
6) Everybody can tell when I’ve had a cup of coffee.
1) Yes, that’s me in the chef’s hat.
2) My piano recital debut was as a 3rd grader in front of my elementary school. I played Bobcat Boogie (have a listen, but my version stopped just before the ad libbing here). I’m startled that I actually found that.
3) I used to milk goats. For fun. When I was on my grandparents’ farm in Indiana.
4) My favorite colors are blue, green and orange, and, according to some, I’m supposed to believe that 6 is my lucky number.
5) I’d love to try skydiving and maybe even flying in a glider, but no way will I try bungee jumping and free fall rides.
6) Many many sunflowers. A single rose.