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Sue Burke
Three things you probably didn't know about me 
22nd-Sep-2008 09:23 pm

1. I am authorized by the Cervantes Institute to teach Spanish. I received a Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, Nivel Superior (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Upper Level) from the Institute in February 2005. I had to pass hideously difficult a day-long test to earn it.

2. I am a community organizer. I was trained in community organizing by the Midwest Academy of Chicago in October, 1980. Barack Obama came to Chicago to work as a community organizer in 1985. He and I have a few professional contacts in common.

3. My father, Richard Burke, worked briefly as a professional wrestler in the late 1940s. He fought under the name Tiger Dick.

22nd-Sep-2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Community organizer...so I'm sure Sarah Palin's denigration of same was one of many things you've loved about her. :-/
22nd-Sep-2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
There's so much to love about Sarah Palin. Especially if I were a wolf.
22nd-Sep-2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Sarah Badinov--not good for moose and sqvirrel.
23rd-Sep-2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
25th-Sep-2008 08:46 am (UTC) - Santi Eximeno
Professional wrestler! Amazing!
26th-Sep-2008 05:06 am (UTC) - New Friend
I found your LJ courtesy of dkolodji and have added you to my Friends list. You sound like an interesting person.
29th-Sep-2008 09:42 pm (UTC) - Re: New Friend
I already know you're an interesting person and a fine poet. Nice to be friends with you.
29th-Sep-2008 10:06 pm (UTC) - Re: New Friend
*frisk, caper, grin*

Watch for the October poetry fishbowl coming up in a couple weeks. The theme will be horror.

Also the SFPA site recently posted the top three poems from their 2008 contest, including my "Artifacts of Intelligent Design." The other two are also good reads.
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