I work as a relief teacher living in rural Victoria, Australia. I have an 22 month old son (this number will change, but was accurate at time of writing) and live with my wife and our 2 cats.
We are expecting a second child in September this year. Up untill one year ago we were very much city slickers, I was born and bread in Melbourne Australia. Last year a job came up for me teaching in a town called Maryborough. We moved to a nearby town called Castlemaine, and it looks like we are now committed to staying in this region for at least the foreseeable future.
I don’t know how to parent, so far I have made it up as I bumbled along and I seem to have survived. So’s The Lad (my son), so I’ve got some fundamentals right it would seem. I do know that I love him and that I love being his dad. Hopefully that’s a couple of steps in the right direction.
I am a geek of many varieties. I’m an ancient history geek, with a background in Latin and Ancient Greek. Those subjects got me far in the world, let me tell you… I am a Star Trek geek, what can I say? I have a man-crush on Patrick Stewart. I am a bit of a science geek, but I blame that on my friends at Science On Top (excellent podcast by the way). I am also a theatre geek (a high school drama teacher, so it goes with the territory) and by extension a Shakespeare geek. I hope to infuse all my spawn with geekiness of their own.