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About Ben Jatos

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife (we were married in the summer of 2008), watching sports on the large television at home, rooting for the Blazers, Mariners, Timbers, and Seahawks, playing with my six cats (they're all insane),  being a Trapper, black & white photography, and writing. I also have a little girl, Frances Wylde Jatos (see awesome photo), who arrived May 11th of 2011. She's awesome and I'm a lucky guy.


When I was hired to teach at Fort Vancouver in 2001, I had already spent my first eight years teaching in Camas. Moving to Fort was the second best decision I ever made (wife was the best decision) and my years here have been fantastic. I wrote a quick little one-page essay about four months into my FVHS tenure and I still feel the same way about my school.

This is a short little story I wrote in 2006 around the holiday season.
Short Story

What's on my iPod?

Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
What am I currently reading?

Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin

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