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

Interview/Talk

Literature: How to Read and Understand the World (Release Event!!)

Hi, all, below is the release event I did last night on FB Live. Due to my camera's inversion, parts of my presentation were backwards, but I have fixed that in the attached video. As a reminder, I still have about twenty unclaimed books available for donation; if you would like one, simply write me… Continue reading Literature: How to Read and Understand the World (Release Event!!)

Personal writing

Literature: How to Read and Understand the World (Release Event)

Dear community, I have some very exciting news! If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ll remember my book, “Literature: How to Read and Understand the World.” It’s out! It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and GoodReads through Balboa Press (links below). For a reminder, “Literature: How to Read and Understand the… Continue reading Literature: How to Read and Understand the World (Release Event)

Interview/Talk

Coronavirus, spaciousness, and inner peace (FB Live)

What inner state does the Coronavirus externalize for us? What emotional condition does this render? What parts of ourselves might these circumstances activate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6yU4rTrbW0&feature=youtu.be