So this is about me…
I’ll keep this short, as there’s enough about me throughout the site to piece together a bio. But I suppose that there are other things that don’t fit into the categories of writing and websites that I should mention here, like, say, teaching, or family, or education. So here comes the rest of the story…
Father (and grandfather)
I am the father of four wonderful daughters. Two are married, and two are living their lives in other states! Which makes life interesting for my wife and I, no doubt about it. I have four wonderful grandchildren– Angie, Kylie, Leighton, and Colin– and now I get everything people told me about being a grandparent. My daughters are the gem in my crown, and the joy in my heart.
I teach. Next to being a father first and a writer second, I have to say that teaching/advising/coaching are the activities that define me best. I’ve been doing it since 1995, and each year I find something new to love about kids. I love literature, I love writing, and being able to talk about those two things all day, every day, is a gift. A pure gift. And being able to do it at Voorheesville is just another bonus. Not only have I been able to teach wonderfully motivated kids, but some of the graduates over the years have gone on to become friends of mine. Whether on Facebook or actual real friendships- the kind that take place in the real world- one of the nicest things I’ve been able to say is that I have watched these kids develop into fantastic people. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, and nurses, to name a few, these kids are tangible proof that the mission I’ve set out on has reaped untold rewards. What a great gift, a wonderful job, a beautiful calling.
I have been blessed over the course of this long (and getting longer!) career to have been able to coach high school athletics, both baseball and football. Coaching is a special kind of love, one you definitely don’t do for the money, and it’s something that over the years I have found necessary to feed my soul.
I write, I design websites, and I take photographs (OK, so the pics aren’t great, but I’m trying). So this site is really dedicated to all of the creative things I do, and I won’t dwell on those things here.
So this is all that I am, a compendium of the creative side of me. It is a work in progress, of course, but for now it’s what I’m about.
And for a succinct, business card approach to this whole thing, check out my About Me page (sort of useless, but whatever…): http://about.me/brianstumbaugh
You can check out the latest from my Instagram feed below.