I am a freelance copy editor and writer. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Benedictine University in Lisle. I have a B.A. in Communication Arts, with a minor in English Language and Literature.

I can be reached at GeorgeAugustKoch (at) aol.com.

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." (C. S. Lewis)

Some authors I like: Clifton Fadiman, Dave Barry, Marilyn vos Savant, Richard Lederer, Frank Peretti, Richard Feynman, Flannery O'Connor, Lewis Carroll, Sterling Seagrave. Some interests of mine: symbolic logic, language and etymology, photography, quiz shows, journalism, theatre.

Places I'd like to visit include Machu Picchu, Rapa Nui and Terra Incognita Australis (Antarctica, "the unknown land of the south").

WRITINGS: Academic essays, research, journalism articles, humor pieces, radio/TV scripts, etc. Also print ads and visual projects. Currently has 196 written and visual projects.

ABOUT: Who is this George Koch character, anyway?

PHOTOGRAPHY: Links to another Web site, where I upload photos. More than 2000 photographs are online.

OPERA: How I became interested in the opera. I am a longtime operagoer (29 years, or since age two).

LETTERS FROM JIM: Very funny letters, pseudo-anonymously written.

QUOTES: When good teachers go strange.

IMAGES: Art, scanned images, etc.

SOUND: Audio files.

LINKS: Other interesting Web sites.

FAST FACTS: About a few friends, relatives and family members.

TV PROGRAMS: Multiple sub-pages, each about a particular program.

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MILES: By Peter Seely, Department Chair of Communication Arts at Benedictine, this site resembles a travelogue of sorts. It uses photos, text and narrated video clips to take people on a journey through the history, highways and small towns of Illinois. A neat way for people to rediscover the "magnificent miles" of Illinois. (link currently unavailable)


Tales From the Vault

always more to come
(in the meantime, here is a rotating penguin)