I'm a 2nd grade teacher and technology coordinator in a rural upstate New York school district. My goal as an investor is to provide a constant, dependable stream of income from dividends -- which I can either reinvest or put to another use. Typically, I don't automatically reinvest; I wait until a good window of opportunity opens. I've travelled widely, speak German, Russian, and some Italian (which I'm improving via www.babbel.com), and enjoy reading non-fiction, principally history and politics. My political sentiments I refuse to pigeonhole: all I know is that I believe George W. Bush did more damage to this country than any president ever has. Those who think Obama is one step down from the anti-Christ -- that is, the Tea Party people and others who are slavishly devoted to Glenn Beck -- should go back and finish elementary school and learn their history. Well, I suppose that's not much of a bio, but what with all the privacy issues on the Internet, I'm loathe to give out much more.