June 1995: I leave university thinking I´m going to work at a newspaper or magazine. I ended up teaching journalism at the international school I graduated from. Thus started my career as an English teacher. I´ve taught history as well as literature and journalism partly because I´m deeply interested in stories. I don´t think you can immerse yourself in any one of those subjects properly without touching on the other two. Recalling the people, places and events of almost every day in history reminds us that the stories we are living now had beginnings we might have forgotten. It´s important, and sometimes downright fun, to remember them.
July 2011: Looking for an outlet for my craving to write, I stumble upon BellaOnline and become its Literary Fiction editor. I thought I would easily be able to write a weekly article, but everyone knows an English teacher´s workload is Herculean (and some might say Sisyphean)! Four years later, I love the fact that my articles can still be read on that site. They are evidence of my history with BellaOnline.
April 2014: I am currently wondering where my story will take me, or vice versa. Writing is still very much a lure, so I´ve found myself back here with potentially a whole new audience.
Our stories are at once epic and episodic, intimate and universal. Ever since we started using the calendar (in 1752 if you speak English), we´ve had at least 365 stories a year to share. Every day in history must be a significant day for someone somewhere in the world. I hope you´ll like my retelling of a few of these stories.
If you´re viewing the articles on my site by subject, the most recent ones I´ve written will have five stars or flowers next to each of their titles ().
If you have an idea for a story, feel free to send me your suggestion and set me off on the research for it, which I´m sure I´ll enjoy doing. The more obscure, the better!
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