I just like to think. Introvert, introspective, internal processor, day-dreamer. There are a lot of names for it. Some glorious. Some demonizing. But I’ll admit to all of them. Thinking has been the jumping off point for me. It’s led me to love, led me to hate, led me to passion. It is a means to an end and not an end. A road, not a parking lot.
I grew up in the suburbs of Houston and spent most of my life feeling guilty for it. I’ve been a reader ever since I picked up a Dr. Seuss book as a kid. I’ve been a lover ever since I became a Christian as a teen. I went to Baylor University where I studied English Lit, Philosophy, and Creative Writing. Now I teach inner-city youth for a living, and will have my Masters in Education soon.
I’ve published sporadically, in journals such as Pomegranate, Reflect, the Baylor Phoenix, and Bohemia. In 2010, I self-published my own book of selected poetry and prose entitled the Least of These for the purpose of raising money to get to Haiti after the disaster. I got married in 2011 to a girl who was a part of that trip, named Emily. She is everything I’m not and entirely lovely.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as an outlet, creative and otherwise. To facilitate my work as a writer and to spur clear thinking that includes the heart and all that Christ has done. Reoccurring topics will undoubtedly be Spiritual Life, Justice, Education, and Literature.