My research interests are wide and include philosophy from modal logic and possible worlds to questions about time and personal identity; existentialism; Russian literature; the history of mental illness and specifically how manic-depressive disorder relates to creativity; and mysticism.
Philosophical influences include the Roman Stoics, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius; David Lewis; and the existentialist philosophers Kierkegaard, Ortega, Sartre, and Nietzsche.
I also enjoy the American novelists Steinbeck, Hemingway, and Dick; Transcendentalist writer Emerson; the poetry of Poe and Blake; Russian short stories of Chekhov; and the existentialist writers Camus and Kafka.
Currently I’m focusing on a full-length book project in a mixed-genre of philosophy and science-fiction. Short stories and sketches, poetry and aphorisms, and philosophical ruminations are also apart of my writer’s repertoire.
Before writing full-time, I taught in the Central Valley of California and was a Teacher Consultant for a National Writing Project site.
You can contact me directly through this site.
Updated 28 June 2018