Bunny Paine Clemes

Profile Updated: June 17, 2010
Residing In: Vallejo, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jack Clemes
Occupation: professor
Children: many adopted stray cats
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After getting a Bachelor's from UT Austin and a Master's and Ph.D. in British Literature from the University of Houston, I taught English at Houston Community College and gave workshops in creative writing, creativity, and meditation. In 1991 I moved to the place that best fit me--the San Francisco Bay Area. I am now teaching humanities and interdisciplinary courses in the Cal State System (CSU Maritime).

School Story:

In high school I was determined to be a writer (and was elected Senator of the Imperial Guard for that reason). I wrote the lyrics for "The Guard Song," which I was surprised to hear sung at a Guard reunion. (Cathy Parker wrote the tune.) My mother told me to get teaching credentials because writers might not make a living. She was right! I found I love teaching, and academic writing is much easier to get published than novels.

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Bunny in a college photo about 2007
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Bunny and Jack, first weekend together in the Napa Valley wine country, 1996
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Jack and Bunny in Venice, 2005--an incompetent hairdresser had frizzed her hair.
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Jack with roses from our garden, 2008
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Bunny with roses from garden
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Jack's granddaughter Zoe (to whom I am "Nana Bun-Bun")
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Just back from Athens, where I saw the sites (including the Parthenon, here pictured) and presented at an international conference, June 10, 2010