INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  John Hildebidle
   
  JOHN HILDEBIDLE lived in a dozen or more places as a child, then settled in this area when he did his undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard and taught 8th grade social studies in the Newton Public Schools. He has written a book on Thoreau, a book on Irish fiction, three volumes of his own poetry (a fourth is due out in 2004), and one of his own short stories. He lives with his family in North Cambridge. His daughter is the most elegant high school sophomore in the history of the universe. That his son is a senior at Trinity College in Hartford is more than a little unsettling to him. Yes, he's a Sox fan, but his hatred of the Yankees began long before that. His name is visibly Teutonic but his mother's surname was Burke, so he can claim some specious Irish ancestry.
   
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