While most relevant personal details about my life can be found elsewhere on this blog, I thought I should mention a few others. Here’s a somewhat scattered rundown of me. My name is Casey Ellis. I’m an English teacher and, most days, I really love my job. Even on the bad days, there’s not much else I’d want to do for a living. Since childhood, I’ve been a voracious reader. Recently, I think I’ve actually become pretty good at it. I try to write creatively but I don’t think I work nearly hard enough at it. I have an MA in English. I strongly believe in the value of literary commentary and criticism. Part of me figured out I was a gay man in middle school and the rest of me accepted it in college. I’ve been open about it ever since. Going to the theater is practically a spiritual experience for me. I love opera but not musicals. Figure that one out. I sure can’t! Aesthetically, I tend towards Anglophilia. I don’t like texting. I hate the films of Baz Luhrmann. Most of my favorite TV shows are cartoons. I love cats.