essays

Why there are conspiracy theorists

Prior to the pandemic, I was hoping to spend the summer teaching courses based on my book, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World. I was going to host an in-person release event at a coffee shop, following which I would run once-weekly meetings at this same location. Additionally, I was planning to put… Continue reading Why there are conspiracy theorists

Interview/Talk

Spirituality and Politics (The Spiritual Download)

Here is a conversation I had with Kyle Eric Hilding of The Spiritual Download podcast and Amanda Flores on 7/8/20. The subject was "Spirituality and Politics." https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR19GpiYAXu1CPGL98o7cxD3K7brRqeFg2LBo5aXkaePJpBT4furiIhhrvs&v=h52AWSd90aE

essays

The meaning of life at twenty-nine years

Like everyone, I like to do the things I enjoy most on my birthday. And for me, that has often been a combination of writing/reflection, solitude, hiking, and sharing with community. Today, I will be spending at least part of the day walking around my graduate school campus, making a spiritual goodbye to the place… Continue reading The meaning of life at twenty-nine years