Your apology is accepted. As I do not have capitol letters after my name, teaching was never an option that I could 'fall back on' to make a living. No, I'm down here in the trenches as a working artist. I went through a period a few years ago when I did a lot of figure studies and nudes. There was never any shortage of young women willing to disrobe for me. Go figure?
P.S. Your condescending remark about 'southern boy' was not lost on me. I moved to FL from Corona del Mar, CA...that may make me southern but it does not make me a 'boy'. I was born in '49 just like you.