I am a writer from Phoenix, Arizona.

Sometimes I have to fight off a nigh irresistible urge to wear bolo ties but never the boots or hat. (Thank god.) Currently I am living in Santiago de Chile.

Here’s a list of all the tiny conceptual boxes where I fit: I am a former U.S. Army infantry officer, “small business owner,” amnesiac polyglot, slow but ceaseless reader, third-rate logodaedalist, historian, and a non-academic lover of the academic love of wisdom.

About once a month (and sometimes less) I send out an email to reading friends and friendly readers. No spam. No gimmicks. I’m only sharing my best: timely thoughts, insights, tidbits. Feel free to give it a try if you’re feeling daring.