The basics to catch you up: I live in St. John's, Newfoundland; originally born in North Carolina, USA. I loathe George Bush who makes me embarrassed to be an American. Actually, living in a country such as Canada makes me embarrassed to be an American. I teach at Memorial University of Newfoundland and I'm in the faculty of education at Walden University. I specialize in post-secondary education, though not really. I'm mainly into quantitative methodology and I sometimes apply that to issues in post-secondary education like retention and part-time faculty issues. Becky Childs (rownchica) occupies most of my thoughts. Thomas, our (mostly) Chihuahua is a whiny bastard, but we love him.