Honestly, I've never been too good at witty salutations. Anyhow, I'm in the English department at Oklahoma State after several changes to my major as well as a few ups-and-downs in my personal life. It goes without saying that my genuine passion is writing, though I'm also a voracious reader, concertgoer, and film buff (particularly when it comes to horror). Politically, I'm unashamedly a leftist who embraces the tenets of socialism. I also love beer.