Since 2007, I work in the Philosophy Department at University of Alabama in Huntsville. I hail from a former coal mining town in Western Pennsylvania and, earlier in my childhood, from a working class neighborhood on the eastside of Baltimore. I've also lived in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Rostock.
Prior to becoming a philosopher, I proofread for a medical transcription company,
clerked and audited at a hotel,
and coached high
school soccer. Many of these wages went to maintaining a 1982 Pontiac Grand Am (with moonroof and tinted windows), which I bought used thinking I knew better.
I am married to Holly
Jones, a professor of ethnic American literature. Together we
are raising our sons, Dorion and Aineias, in Northwest Huntsville. We have had our 15
minutes of fame. We like front yard gardens and libraries, bicycling, mentoring, and other ways of belonging to our community. And Curious George, too.
Occasionally, I think fondly and playfully about how useless our disciplines are. Sometimes I also run fast (20:17 is my best time for the 5K).
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