I'm very interested in philosophy and world religions. I have been doing a lot of studying and hope to do a lot more. What makes our world tick and how is it that we are here? These are curious questions. I what to know what the truth is and how we know that. I encourage everyone to ponder this as well and to think things through. I try hard not to accept things on blind faith, or passively absorb what everyone else is doing (the most common way of developing a personal philosophy). But I've realized that study alone cannot give us all of the answers to life's questions. It takes community and the input of other people to help bring us into balance.
Philosophy Section: Some thoughts and papers on philosophy, ideas, and history.
I like to read and try to do so consistently. I've read a lot of classics, history, and philosophy. I like Distopias such as "Brave New World", "1984", and "Identity". Roman history is very interesting. Books such as The Illiad by Homer, The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, and Space Trilogy by Lewis top my list. There are many good books that far surppass online papers and movies. Reading is becoming one of those quiet arts that is fading in the modern era.
I love to travel and have had the priviledge of not only seeing much of the US but some international adventures as well. I have been to Canada, France, Bermuda, Cambodia, Singapore, and Israel. I was in Germany long enough to get my passport stamped. I recently went out west to Utah and Colorado.
I watch tons of movies. I really like epics, movies with lots of imagery, complicated plots, cool techiques, exciting scenes, or admirable characters.
I like penguins too.