Mark Cooprider is an American teacher, writer, and video creator currently living and working in Bangkok, Thailand. He teaches literature to international school students, emphasizing classical approaches to relevant issues in his classes. His video work can be found on the YouTube channel “A Moonlighting English Teacher." Outside of his work, Mark spends much of his free time raising his two young children alongside his wife, Alissa.
Wendell Berry pleads with us to see that true joy and fulfillment— the very motivations at the heart of Huck Finn and Christopher McCandless—are to be found not in escape and isolation, but in willing membership and participation in community life.