Hi! My name is Linden. Thanks for visiting my little piece of the Web.

After spending two fun- and travel-filled years teaching English-language university courses in Gießen, Germany, my husband and I have settled down in Springfield, Missouri, where we are close to family and feel like a part of a thriving community that values the arts but manages to maintain some of that great Ozarkian spirit. I teach composition—online!—at OTC this semester and have really enjoyed the new challenge of using computers and other technology to facilitate learning without much contact with my students.

On a free Saturday afternoon, you might find me reading on the patio; training for our next big race with my running partner and best friend, Sarah Austin; gardening; crocheting; watching movies or TV; blogging; playing cards; traveling; or working on my dissertation (what can I say—I'm a linguistics nerd!).