Today’s profile is brought to you by the letter “I”:
I derive more-than-rational satisfaction from etymologies, waterfalls, pink flowers, and the Oxford comma.
I like words. Some favorites: sternocleidomastoid, aletheia, fuzzy, ambiguous, wee, and pretentious pseudo-polymath.
I have filled a passport.
I am second of eleven children, eighth of sixty-two grandchildren, and uncle to nineteen nieces/nephews.
I currently emphasize in my playlist “Lecha Dodi” (Maccabeats), “Need You Now” (Plumb), “Corre” (Jesse y Joy), and “Wave on Wave” (Pat Green).
I teach high-school Physics. I hold an MA in American History and a BS in Electrical Engineering.
I prefer _Persuasion_ of the Austen novels. My favorite quote: “Yes, here I am, Sophia, quite ready to make a foolish match. Any body between fifteen and thirty [let’s make that 27 to 40] may have me for asking. A little beauty, and a few smiles, and a few compliments to the navy and I am a lost man.” (And since you insisted, my favorite quote from _Emma_ is: “Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives.”)
I write for _The Juvenile Instructor_, a group-blog about the academic study of Mormon history.
I read something like sixty books per year and ten thousand words per day of online texts, though both amounts swing significantly.