Husband, Father ×2, Scrivener, Versifier, Graphic Maker, Anglican, Humanist, Conservationist, Restorer of Fiddly Bits
A Bit More
The Dull Stuff
I am 29 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; 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; an opponent of neoliberalism, militant marxism, regressive leftism, romantic nationalism, authoritarian nativism, and the unfalsifiable dominance posturing of postmodern critical theorists and their consequent epistemic hegemony in political movements on the both the right and the left; “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.
If systems of classification are important to you for ascertaining whether someone is worthy of recognition:
I am a 3 on the Kinsey scale, an 8.5 MSO, 17 SOR on the Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory, an ENTP–J on the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, a Rational Inventor–Fieldmarshal in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a FCIR–L on the Brain Type Indicator; III on the Fitzpatrick skin typing test; have Anglo-Irish, Ashkenazi, Swedish, and Southern Italian ancestry; a 142 IQ as of 2008 (I’m probably dumber now); have four years of college or equivalent education but have not earned a degree; and am a member of a working class household in the lower income tier alongside 25% of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania population.