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I'm an English professor at Palomar College, which is near San Diego. Since 1997, I've taught composition, creative writing, and literature (mainly contemporary American & comics/graphic novels). My first book, "This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature," came out in 2007. I'm also a two-time cancer survivor, and in 2010 I rode my bicycle across the country (San Diego to North Carolina). My second book, "That Hidden Road: A Memoir," won a 2015 San Diego Book Award and is now available from Apprentice House press. The book is about the bike ride, my first bout with cancer, and other parts of my life that made me think it would be a good idea to go on a long bike ride by myself. "That Hidden Road" is now available at http://am ...more

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“Who you looking for?”
I turned from the door I had just knocked on. Parked at the curb in front of the house was a pickup truck, and sitting in the passenger seat was a young African-American guy. I told him the name of the woman that was on my sheet.
“She’s at work.”
“You know if she’s planning to vote?”
“Nah, I don’t think so.”
I left a couple of doorhangers on the knob and walked toward the truck. Read more of this blog post »
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Matthew Thanks for the friend add. Kara really enjoyed your class and I enjoyed it vicariously through her. I only wish I lived in the area so I could have taken it myself!


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