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Debbie Barry
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King Mouse by dkpalmer, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio

I live in the Metro Detroit area of south-eastern Michigan with my husband and my two sons.I graduated at the end of April, 2013, with a BA in social science with an education concentration, summa cum laude, from Ashford University. I have been accepted for the master's program in linguistics, concentrating on teaching language arts, at Oakland University in Michigan. I hope to go on for a doctoral degree in composition and rhetoric after that, and eventually to teach first-year composition and basic English at the post-secondary level, as well as remedial English for adults returning to school. I have recently been hired to work at the local Pittsburgh Paints store, and I am looking forward to meeting the challenge in the very positive working environment that I have observed in the store.

My family and I are actively involved in French and Indian War reenactment; we are also somewhat active in medieval reenactment through our involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Volunteer activities are important to us. We are very active in our local Episcopal church, where I am a Eucharistic minister. I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For fun and relaxation, I am working on an on-going project of compiling a book of written memories of my life for my children, because I fear the hereditary nature of Alzheimer's Disease, which is currently claiming my father. I recently finished compiling a book of genealogy research that traces my ancestry back from me, generation by generation, and it was published this spring. I am also converting a large collection of family stories into a series of children's books. I enjoy drawing, painting (acrylics and watercolors), and various fiber crafts. I am learning to grow our own food with an organic garden.

Favourite Visual Artist
Thomas Kincaide
Favourite Movies
The Sound of Music, The King and I, Harry Potter 1-8, The Librarian, National Treasure, This Is the Army
Favourite TV Shows
Grimm, Terra Nova, Kyle XY, Warehouse 13, Once Upon a Time, Eureka, Red Dwarf
Favourite Books
Percy Jackson series and sequels, Kane Chronicles, Septimus Heap series, Dresden Files
Favourite Writers
William B. Yeats (poet), Robert A. Heinlein (writer)
Favourite Games
Mancala or Yahtzee, maybe Scrabble or Uno
Favourite Gaming Platform
The coffee table usually works.
Tools of the Trade
Acrylics paints, pencil, ruler, black ink pens, the tiniest line brushes I can find. Colored pencils, gel pens, colored markers. I've expanded my media.
Other Interests
Historical reenactment, Illuminations, My kids, My husband
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The paint store job fell through when I failed the human performance exam last week, but that's really okay.  Today, I got hired (and completed all the hiring paperwork) as a tutor at the Oakland University Writing Center.  That's the job I actually wanted in the first place, so I'm really happy.  I can't wait to start training!
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On Monday, I started looking for a job at least for the summer until I start grad school, and maybe later.  I walked into the local Pittsburgh Paints store because it was the first store at the end of the strip mall.  I got to chatting with the manager after we discovered that we have similar educational backgrounds and he took my name and number.  After visiting about a dozen other places, I came home and started filling out online job applications for all of those places, including Pittsburgh Paints. On Thursday, the manager of Pittsburgh Paints called to invite me for an interview.  He had me email him my resume, which meant I needed to c
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Happy Birthday!

GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16


I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!
GOD bless you now and always!

John 3:16
I like to spread birthday cheer! L)

GOD bless
John 3:16
Happy Birthday to You!