002. Angela Mailander

I was born in Germany in 1940 and have lived in France, Greece, India, China, and seven states within the U.S.

When I was fifteen, I taught my first class of ESL and, eight years later, began to develop my own approach. I’ve taught Literature, Writing, Creative Writing (publishing a couple of chapbooks of poetry) and have teaching experience at every level of instruction from pre-school to grad school. I’ve also taught History, Linguistics, German, French, and Russian.

Two Ph.D.s—one in English, one in Comparative Studies—didn’t turn out to be a career advantage.  They made men with only one of them too nervous, but I hear that too much education is no longer a problem for women. Is it true?  Spending 28 years in an inter-racial marriage and raising a family was as valuable an education as my stint in academe.

I’m still teaching, taking care of teenage boys in my home, and enjoy art in my spare time.

Interview recorded 11/18/2009.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

Video also available on Facebook in 20-minute segments.

2 thoughts on “002. Angela Mailander

  1. Just finished listening to Angela’s interview in podcast over on Batgap.com.
    Thanks Rick and Angela – I really enjoyed that. Angela’s journey through life
    was very different than mine in all kinds of ways. But it was very interesting
    to see certain themes there, like the falling away of areas of life where there
    was attachment – career, marriage, etc. The period of emotional healing too –
    something I’ve gotten much better at with practice. (laughs)

    It’s interesting to reflect on how the outer form and experiences vary widely
    but the underlying process remains flowing beneath the surface of our lives.
    Such an amazing thing, more profound than any concept could describe.

  2. Deepest appreciation to Rick team and all at Bat-gap

    Thank you kindly for all you share and give

    Good bye

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