I am a Christian pastor, yes, a preacher, teacher and worship leader; and I am a philosopher-theologian. I am a practitioner and teacher of yoga and meditation. I love nature: I love to hike, backpack, canoe and explore the wilderness forests of the American Northeast; I like being deeply immersed in them. I love to explore the imagination and the realms of the subconscious; I am drawn to poetry, crafts, sculpture, and the visual arts; I'm interested in story, in psychoanalysis, the depths of our feelings, the questioning of our assumptions and the unraveling of our delusions. I love to write. I agree with the principles of the Transition Movement as the way back to a personalist society; I value fellowship, friendship and deep connection.
Yet socially I am a quiet person, preferring the companionship of those I love and of nature. I like to meet new people and make friends easily if we can get past the BS and find common ground. I am also a great listener and easy to live with (too easy, actually), though, like my two daughters, I do not eat the flesh of birds or mammals (I also avoid dairy and wheat). I cherish my daughters, both brilliant, beautiful, and compassionate human beings, like my hardworking wife whom I also cherish.