Howard Wolke is originally from outside of Chicago and now lives in Sudbury, MA with his wife and son (who will remain nameless for some plausible deniability). For the last eight years, he has been a middle school social studies teacher and for the last three years he has also been teaching other teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. He graduated from Tufts University with a double-major in Comparative Religion and History and then from George Washington University with an M.Ed. Howard self-published a memoir of his first year as a father just last year called, "Toots Not Poops." You can read more of Howard's writing at http://tootsnotpoops.blogspot.com.