Tagged: Introduce Yourself
April 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm #30720
Feel free to pick a hat today:
1) Beloved child of Yeshua HaMashiach. Raised Baptist (mostly), now learning the road of Torah-observance as a believer in Yeshua’s saving work.
2) Teacher. I hold licenses in Elementary, Reading and ESL education, and am serving as a third grade Reading Corps tutor this year as I await the revealing of His will for my life.
3) Student of history, language and life. Outside of work and writing, I’m also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, in which we learn medieval history by doing history in a variety of ways. (I dance, weave, do calligraphy/illumination, sew, dabble in ink making, bake, cook, and garden among other things). Philology also has a special place in my mental worlds, and manifests itself in a conversational grasp of ASL, a fading grasp of Quenya, and the development of a conlang for my pet writing project.
4) Writer. A many-times participant of NaNoWriMo/Camp NaNo, I have something akin to seven novels waiting for a turn in revision, and two primary worlds in which I play with words (historical fiction/fantasy and post apocalyptic, respectively). My pet project is a triad of novels, the first of which I’m knee-deep in the revision, and the other two await writing.
Add a flourish to the hat of your choice!
4) eldest sibling
5) raised big-town, loving the small-town
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https://historyheartandhats.wordpress.com/April 17, 2018 at 4:15 pm #30724Josiah DeGraaf@josiah
Hey @j-parkhurst; welcome to the forums! I had to comment when I saw you were a teacher; I’ve been teaching high school English at a classical charter school for the past year. Got a great respect for those of you in elementary school; I only had to teach elementary once as a student teacher while in college, and that was harder to do than any of my high school classes. 😛
Do you have a favorite real-world language?
Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.comApril 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm #30746Daeus Lamb@daeus-lamb
@j-parkhurst Hey, welcome!
Do you by chance write historical fiction then? Just asking because most people I know write fantasy and while I’m even trying it out myself, it’s kinda refreshing to see someone trying something else. 😀
What led you to teaching? Do you like it?
👖 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢April 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm #30748Elizabeth@elizabeth
Hey! I’m left-handed too, cool.
Sounds like you’re a pretty well-rounded person! I can’t wait to get to know you on the forum.
INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.April 18, 2018 at 9:09 am #30813
Hi! High school kiddos have their own challenges too, though. You’re awesome for working with them! In my student teaching experiences, I worked with kids K-12 to meet all my requirements for all three licenses. In all honesty, I still haven’t found a favorite grade yet 🙂
Hmmm, real-world languages. I have a deep appreciation (and matching frustration) with English, my native language. If I had to chose another one, it’d definitely be Hebrew. The depth of meaning it allows, the (super)natural logic behind word formation and meaning… it’s mindblowing.
I typically write in the grey zone that’s between historical fiction, and historical fantasy. My primary writing world is in a medieval setting (aiming for 1400-1600), but it’s not based on a fixed point in history either. On the other hand, it’s distinctly a magic-free world, and follows the physical laws of our own world.
I’m not entirely sure if there was a single point that led me to teaching. It’s really been a God-calling since middle school, although it’s finer points have changed a number of times. Last year, my first year of teaching, was a rough one as I was in a position I was not qualified to teach. In comparison to that, Reading Corps this year has been a blessing of healing and confirmation. Will I ever end up as a classroom teacher again? I don’t know yet.
Yay, fellow lefties! I look forward to meeting you as well.
https://historyheartandhats.wordpress.com/April 18, 2018 at 10:06 am #30827Lady Iliara@lady-iliara
Hello @j-parkhurst! Wow! It’s really cool that you like Hebrew! I just started learning it recently. But my vocabulary is limited.
אני אוהב הספר
(A rough approximation of what I wanted to say, since I have no idea how to use plurals yet. 😄)
ENFJ, Aethasian, and chocolate-Pringle-nerd-blob of epic. Greet at your own risk. *trips on a rock*April 18, 2018 at 10:15 am #30829
@lady-iliara You are miles ahead of me! I know a few words here and there, mostly from church and worship, and I’m getting somewhat confident in reading the script, but still heavily reliant on vowel points.
https://historyheartandhats.wordpress.com/April 18, 2018 at 10:36 am #30832Lady Iliara@lady-iliara
@j-parkhurst Well…I wouldn’t say…that is, I can’t really read hardly any Hebrew, and I have no idea how to use the little “dots” that show up around the different letters. I’m using Duolingo, and I think I’ve only gotten through three lessons.
I am familiar though with more of the transliterated words from Bible reading and such, like you said! 😄
ENFJ, Aethasian, and chocolate-Pringle-nerd-blob of epic. Greet at your own risk. *trips on a rock*April 18, 2018 at 10:44 am #30835
@lady-iliara I love how Hebrew very clearly reveals the different ways of approaching a language with a different script 😀
https://historyheartandhats.wordpress.com/April 18, 2018 at 9:37 pm #30933Josiah DeGraaf@josiah
@j-parkhurst I’ve heard from people who know Hebrew that it’s a really fascinating language, but only received a couple week introduction to the language in high school. I’d love to study it more at some point.
Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.comApril 18, 2018 at 10:06 pm #30945Sam Kowal@sam-kowal
@j-parkhurst 😀 Epicness. I like watching SCA reenactments, especially the fighting, although I’ve only seen one once.
I, too, am left handed 😀 I think @elizabeth and I were the only ones before we met you… nice to have here 🙂
*nom, nom, nom* *eats donuts*
Oh, are you hungry? *begins weeping*
I would have saved you one!April 20, 2018 at 9:34 am #31160
@josiah I’m particularly falling in love with the depth of the tri-consonantal system. It makes so much sense at an intuitive level, especially when considering the paleo-Hebrew letter origins.
@sam-kowal Yay lefties! I particularly love the formalities of court, and the dancing as of late 😀
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