I have been teaching Sign Language to hearing adults for over 30 years. My goal is to create a fun class that is "info-taining", that is, informative and entertaining. The reasons given for taking my class vary. Some students have a serious need (such as having deaf relatives or children with learning difficulties) to a casual or curious interest. In any case, the excitement of being able to communicate without speaking is very compelling to almost everyone. In addition to teaching, I am a dabbler and dilettante, spreading myself thin as a humor columnist, silversmith, painter, cabaret performer, certified hypnotherapist and astrologer.