To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep...- From In Flanders Fields, John McCrae -
I am a multi-disciplinary scholar dancing happily at the intersection of science, religion, history, and media ecology. Primarily, I seek to harmonize disparate perspectives and reconcile disputes between fields on matters concerning human nature, metaphysics, and ethics.
I have over a decade of teaching, training, speaking, and curricular design experience at the K-12, postsecondary, and corporate levels. I currently work with high school students, university students, and adult learners as a tutor in nine subjects.
"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on." - Richard P. Feynman
Put simply, life is a relay race, the baton is a torch, burning ever-brighter, and we are the runners. A great deal of my scholarly work involves reclaiming insights long-forgotten and breathing new life into old works. In some ways, I see myself as continuing the works - and the traditions of - many scholars.
My inspirations and forerunners are many, but they include Moses, Socrates, Confucius, Maimonides, Aldous Huxley, Ayn Rand, Abraham H. Maslow, Jane Loevinger, Susanne R. Cook-Greuter, Max Wertheimer, Maria Montessori, Kazimierz Dabrowski, Marshall McLuhan, Julian Jaynes, Jordan B. Peterson, Richard P. Feynman, Patch Adams, and Edward O. Wilson.