Husband, Father ×2, Scrivener, Versifier, Graphic Maker, Anglican, Humanist, Conservationist, Restorer of Fiddly Bits, Allentonian
”The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.LEWIS CAROL
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The Dull Stuff
I am 31 years old; a man; a husband; a stay-at-home father of two boys; a neighbor and a witness; a domesticated but not too emasculated housekeeper; a passable home cook; a follower and disciple of Christ Jesus; an episcopalian of somewhat highish but mostly latitudinarian churchmanship; an off-and-on student pursuing an eventual degree in English language and letters with a minor emphasis in philology — i.e., historical linguistics; an incorrigible habitué of the works of Dr Samuel Johnson — a veritable johnsonian by all accounts; as well as a tolkienian, hookerian, and chestertonian.
I am also a
long-term aspirant to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church lifelong aspirant to serve, reconcile, and teach my fellow man; currently the Communication Coördinator for Trinity Church, Princeton; formerly the Missioner for Communication in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem; an insuppressible scrivener of the worst sort; a versiﬁer who feigns to be a poet; a maker: typesetter, printer, stationer, illustrator, bookbinder, web designer, restorer of fiddly bits, tinkerer, butcher, baker, candlestick maker, and domestic wielder of the universal stick.
And, I am finally an eccentric (synonymous with mad) conforming non-conformist who is non-traditionally traditional; an individualist and collectivist who doesn’t understand the distinction; a classical conservative in some senses, a classical liberal in others, a democratic libertarian-socialist if pressed for a pragmatic label; a christian humanist; someone comfortable with a plurality of epistemologies operating in tandem and tension; a principled free speech absolutist; a defender of untrammeled freedom of intellectual inquiry ; “not what you call refined and not what you would call unrefined,” I am a bird person, a parrot keeper; a fair-minded person having an especial devotion to actively living — rather than merely advocating or virtue signaling— for the equal rights and opportunities of the working classes, women, persons of color, and sexual minorities; as well as an environmental conservationist with a commitment to architectural preservation and sustainable urban development.