Personal: I'm a lucky man, having been married to a wonderful and beautiful woman for roughly a decade and I've been Blessed to be the proud father of two young sons. For these three and God, I live my life. I am a Brother of a few fraternal orders, including the GSSF, the collegiate fraternity of Lambda Chi Alpha, and others I won't go into detail about. As far as hobbies and recreation, I write academic articles, essays, and treatises and I am currently writing a book on the subject of concepts in modern physics and how they pertain to traditional Judeo-Christian doctrines, with the end premise being that science and religion need not be mutually exclusive, "enemies", or necessarily incompatible. I also like building and programming computers, reading, the art of calligraphy, and, finally, collecting and shooting firearms.
Career: I worked worked as a Political Coordinator, Organizer, and Executive Board Member for the AFL-CIO and another union for the past decade before being in a severe car accident resulting in spinal surgery and requiring time off. Before that I was in Law Enforcement as an Officer (after undergraduate school and beginning graduate school). During this time I also pursued becoming a member of the Permanent Dioconate and becoming a member of the Franciscan Order.
Education: I've been in school for 34 years, with only 1 year off in that whole time. I attended Wabash College for a double major in Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs and Religion with a Minor in Philosophy. With special permission, attended Indiana University for another Bachelors in Labor Studies. I have Doctorates in Theology (Th.D.), Alternative and Religious History (Ph.D.), and Divinity (D.D.)*, with my specialty being the Judeo-Christian Traditions. I also have roughly a dozen graduate and undergraduate Certificates.
Favorite Quotes: "We must all fear evil men, but there is another evil which we must fear most, and that if the indifference of Good Men." -Catholic Monsignor in "Boondock Saints"
"...Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are, One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." -Lord Alfred Tennyson's "Ulysses"