My name is David Timothy Dale but I go by Tim. I was born in South Bend, IN, USA, but moved to Japan with my parents when I was three years old. Our first home in Japan was in Karuizawa where my parents went to school to learn Japanese and I attended Japanese kindergarten. After two years in Karuizawa we moved to Takamatsu on Shikoku where we lived for three years. My mother taught us in English at home. After Takamatsu, we moved to Kobe where I lived until I went back to the US for college in 1967 and my parents stayed until they retired in 1986. I attended an international school Canadian Academy in Kobe from 5th until I graduated in 12th grade.
I went to college and graduate school in Illinois. My undergraduate degree was in English Literature with minors in Philosophy and Art History. My graduate degree is in Library Science.
After college, I did various odd jobs such as working in a book store until I was able to get a library position at a boarding school on Long Island. My library positions have included working as the Club Librarian at The Yale Club in New York City, a Media Specialist in Marketing Communications at a major telecommunications company, a School Librarian at an international boarding and day school in Lugano and Berne, Switzerland, and a Media Specialist in a local middle school in Raleigh, NC.
I am married and have two boys, one of whom is married. My wife is an Art teacher in a public school.
I have a brother who lives and works in Tokyo and a sister and her husband who teach in English immersion school in Numazu.
My wife and I look forward to some point in the near future when we can visit Japan and I can show her the many wonderful places where I grew up.