I research and write in the area of intellectual history. I am also a husband, father, and friend. The gap between my intellectual pursuits and my life has often been too wide. This blog is an attempt to maintain a nexus between the two.
So that you do not feel misled, I would like to make it clear that I am writing here under a pen name. I have found that blogging can have many negative effects for those in academia…especially those of us who are attempting to think outside of our field of specialization. “Life” usually falls into that category. Thus, I believe that the pen name is a vocational necessity until I have tenure.