The Coen Brothers and Me

Here are seven things I saw which helped me know Joel and Ethan Coen were at Normandale Community College shooting scenes for their next film, A Serious Man, all last week: 1. A scissor lift outside my faculty office window, probably getting that “through the window” shot. 2. Catering trucks in the parking lot (the … Read more

I’m teaching English this fall.

Today’s my first day teaching English at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. I have three courses this semester, two composition and one English for academic purposes. That means I get to build on skills I’ve been using and honing the last two years plus diving into some new experiences and seeing what happens, too. … Read more