John T.
Subscriber since: February 2017
Location: GTHA, Canada
About Me
I am a high school English teacher. My family members are cat lovers and our current felines are all-black Monti and tuxedo-black Louie. My hobbies are reading, writing and inline speedskating. My background is Norwegian; I came to Canada at age three. I speak English, French and Norwegian. Language is one of my great passions. If I was shipwrecked on a desolate island, I would want books over music. My favourite authors include gifted writers: Agatha Christie, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, Khaled Hosseini, Louise Penny and Simon Winchester. Stephen King wrote in one of his stories that every English teacher secretly dreams of writing a book. I think he's right! I'll sign off with this thought: We build peace by expressing goodwill through language.
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Favorite Word:

I am a consensus-builder so 'coalescence' resonates with me. I also like the multifarious applications of this word. Finally, 'coalescence' is rhythmic and sonorous.
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Least Favorite Word:

'Segue' is ugly in form and spelling. It is also redolent of pomposity.
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Favorite Quote:

"After all there is but one race -- humanity."
- Irish novelist George Moore