Blue Umbrella Official Blue Umbrella Winter 2018 Issue - Page 18
Get To Know Your
Mr . Bur ns
By: Monica A.
6) Wh at ar e you cu r r en t ly r eadin g
f or en joym en t ?
1) Wh at w ou ld st u den t s be
su r pr ised t o f in d ou t abou t you ?
That I nearly failed Algebra in high school.
2) If you cou ld pass an y w isdom t o
you r st u den t s, w h at w ou ld you sh ar e?
Your motto or life purpose statement should
be ?seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you.?
3) Back in h igh sch ool, w h o w as
you r f avor it e t each er ? Wh y?
In high school my favorite teacher was my
history teacher. He made the course very
interesting and I really enjoyed history
because of him. He was also my wrestling
4) Wh at w ou ld be you r ideal w ay t o
spen d t h e w eek en d?
I read all the time! Right now, I?m reading
World Magazine, Answers Magazine, Table Talk
Magazine, Disciplines of a Godly Man, Water at the
Roots, and Poems and Insights of a Visionary
7) As a ch ild, w h at did you w an t t o
be w h en you gr ew u p?
At first, a history teacher and later an organic
farmer (the Lord blessed me by allowing me
to be both a farmer and a science teacher!).
8) Did you h ave an y ext r acu r r icu lar
act ivit ies w h en you w er e a h igh sch ool
st u den t ?
I was on the cross country, wrestling, and
track teams. I also ran cross country in
college?I still do it now, 40 years later!
9) Wh at is t h e f u n n iest or w eir dest
f act you k n ow ?
Going running?I?m a long distance runner?or
backpacking on a trail on a beautiful spring
or summer day. The multiple universes or panspermia theory
of origins, which states that life evolved
somewhere else in the universe and
somehow made its way to Earth.
5) Wh at is you r f ir st m em or y f r om
sch ool? 10) Wh at is on e of you r h idden
t alen t s?
When my first grade teacher dumped out the
things in my desk because I was playing with
them and not paying attention! I play the piano (though I?m out of practice)
and, having been on many mission trips, I
can also speak some Spanish and Creole.