Don Richardson began teaching at Phoenix College in Arizona in 1971. Although he is eligible to retire, he has resisted that urge so far. He teaches English Composition, Survey of British Literature, and Introduction to Shakespeare. Music has been a dominant force in his life, and he continues to sing today: solos, small ensembles, a barbershop quartet, and two church choirs. Two of his most influential teachers were vocal music teachers, one of whom directs his church choirs. Don is also the author of Dust in the Wind (1st Books, 2001) and Rails to Light (AuthorHouse, 2005). In addition to singing, his hobbies include reading, writing, and volunteering. He is also active in lay work at his church.