writer :: classics professor :: translator :: blogger :: mother
I’m Kristina Chew, a Classics professor at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey; mother of a 15-year-old son, Charlie, who’s on the moderate to severe end of the autism spectrum; a translator and teacher of Latin and ancient Greek; a blogger, at My Son Has Autism/Autismland (2005-2008), Autism Vox (2006-08), and Change.org (2008-09). I'm happily married to cultural historian James T. Fisher.
I also blog about education, disability, politics and human rights at Care2.com.
Inspired by Charlie (he does not read beyond a few words, loves music and has a fantastic memory), I am starting a writing project on archaic Greek poetry -- Homer -- and orality and literary.
As for what this blog---now called We Go With Him---is about, this post from 26 July 2005 entitled Autism: Not Exactly Heaven on Earth But Not a Daily Hell says it best.
greek & latin & classics. music & literature (poetry most of all) & translating. ocean. Greece. walking the long road with my best pals jim & charlie