About

So, those I know in the industry tell me that if I ever want to get into writing, editing, and even some teaching careers, it might be wise to set up a blog that I can point potential employers to so that they might get some idea of my writing style. Well, that is without having to slog through one of my academic papers. Not that they’re not interesting and wonderful, but perhaps my obsession with William Shakespeare in academic format is not the quickest and easiest way for those with stacks of applications to get to know me. Besides, the number one tip is always find what you’re good at, what makes you unique. Well, in the last year or so I have determined that my highest passion is making Shakespeare accessible to those who call him dull, old, or outdated. He’s not. He is simply amazing.

As for me, I am 26 and fairly happy with myself. I long ago embraced my quirks as endearing, having decided that they made me unique in a world that celebrates conformity. I’m generally covered in fur, thanks to my miniature zoo. I love just about any animal, excluding arachnids, and that love led me to work at the animal shelter for a few summers. That resulted in bringing my work home with me. Now, I have two dogs, three cats, and a turtle..

Currently, I am earning my Ph.D. in English Education while also working as a GA. I love my job and my program. I previously taught at a community college before moving away to pursue this next degree. I adore teaching, and I hope to become the best teacher I can possibly be.

So, please join me as I indulge my random observations in the world and various thoughts on a great man who is not just an old dead white guy.

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3 responses to “About

  1. Hello, I am a fellow blogger who wrote my own Happy Birthday Shakespeare post at my homepage.

    My family and I have a dream of introducing Shakespeare to young children through song, and we have been working very hard to get these songs professionally recorded, with a view to publishing them together with a picture book, and as part of an interactive app.

    We are writing to you because we are nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign, we have exhausted all of our resources and ideas, and we need a miracle. We were wondering if you had any advice to give, any resources to point us towards, any contacts to share, so that we may turn this around.

    Ours is a small family project, but we really want to create the best possible quality product (it costs a lot of money to produce an album and publish a book and app!) – we hope you will be moved by what we have done so far, and how far we have left to go, and any help at all would be very greatly appreciated.

    I did not want to insert a hyperlink, so we would be very grateful if you could go to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and search for “Shakespeare songs for children” where you will be able to learn everything about our project!

    Thank you so much for your time and your help,

    Daeshin Kim and family

    • I don’t know much about funding, but for Shakespeare sources, both contemporary and modern, try the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. They will be able to connect you with people working on other Shakespeare projects as well as some pretty cool sources. They’re constantly updated through Facebook.

      • Thank you! I’ve actually written to the SBT a couple of times in the past months, but haven’t received a reply. I think we have the kind of product that they might find interesting once released, but it’s not easy for them to get involved at this early funding stage… Thanks again, and good luck! One of the bonuses of this whole endeavour is that I discovered you and your wonderful blog… Please keep writing!

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