I'm a writer and software developer living in Utah with my wife and two beautiful kids, ages 3 and 5. I write mostly philosophy and science fiction, and I dabble in permaculture gardening.
As an undergraduate, I studied Physics at Caltech, hoping to discover the profound truth about reality. Physics turned out to be a little narrower and more technical than that. After earning my B.S. with Honor, I went on to seek the profound truth about reality at the University of Pittsburgh. Philosophy also turned out to be a little narrower and more technical than that. I quit the Ph.D. program with two Master's degrees, and went on to live as a virtual hermit for two years. I spent my days reading, pondering the Good, and writing a book on the profound truth about reality. By the fourth draft my book turned out to be a little narrower and more technical than that, so I went on to seek reality by living my life.
Over the last fifteen years I've read maybe a thousand books, including the Koran, the Bible, the Confucian Analects, Plato's Dialogues, Aristotle, St. Augustine, a dozen translations of the Tao Te Ching, dozens of volumes each of anthropology, evolution, ecology, mysticism, poetry, history, classic literature, and philosophy. I've been a tutor, a Census worker, an instructor for gifted students in logic and nuclear science, a phone support technician, a junior high science teacher, a husband, and a father. My first book, Progress Debunked, was published September 2017. Currently, I'm working on a couple of novels and a computer game.