Karen W

Teacher and Musician in Baltimore, Maryland

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In a nutshell:
Middle-aged mom, absent-minded professor, avocational musician, inveterate reader, indifferent homemaker, would-be traveler, ecumenical Christian, uncloseted Democrat, sometime vegetarian.


In complete sentences::
For 30 years, I've taught philosophy to reluctant undergrads at various colleges and universities near Baltimore, MD, my steadiest gig being 23 years as an adjunct at Stevenson University. Courses have included Logic, Intro., Ethics, Aesthetics, and assorted electives. Students are mostly majors in other disciplines, lending a missionary flavor to the work.

In my parallel career as a church musician, I volunteered for 32 years in my home congregation before being hired as music director by a nearby Lutheran parish.

Along the way, I've sung with some serious choruses, played piano in various ensembles, hosted a weekly classical program on local public radio, and pursued Sherlock Holmes fandom among the most devoted.

Oh, and raised three wonderful kids.

For my first 15 years as a netizen I went by "camillofan," offering myself as a go-to girl for info. in English about Giovanni Guareschi's wonderful Don Camillo stories. I'm still a major fan, but my current handle reflects other priorities.

  • Education
    • Loyola University Maryland
    • University of Oxford