My name is Angela Lee McIntyre and I currently live and work in Andong, Republic of Korea (South Korea). I’ve been here for 3 years and have just signed on for another year beginning March 1. I teach English at Andong National University. I was lucky to be hired as I only have a B.A. (in Creative Writing). I work in the the Dept. of English Education and teach Composition, beginning through advanced, and conversation, and a class called Topics for English Majors, which I will teach this semester (March, 2010) for the first time. I’m thinking of handing it over to the students and seeing what they want to do.
I have a mixed breed dog from Korea named Sam-bo, which in Korean means 3 jewels. So his English name is Sam and his Korean name is Sambo. You’ll hear me refer to him frequently.
I have 5 living brothers. I’m divorced. I lost my mother and 2 of my best girlfriends this year and so it’s been a hard year.
Blogging really feels like a whole new genre. It seems a good format for non-fiction, those insights that come and go, often without having a place to land. Different sorts of thoughts come in my head when I’m writing my blog. Hopefully I won’t bore you. (Secretly, I’d like to amuse you and make you laugh — we’ll see . . . perhaps unintentionally, at least.) And I’ll be adding some poetry here and there, which could be cool.
Oh, Simple Minds because I’m a great admirer of the simple mind, the fool. For example, Forrest Gump, Rumi, dogs, children, trees . . . you get the idea.