The photo above is the view from my home in the Sonoran desert. I’m Tina, 5.3 years old in dog years. I live with my in-house philosopher and Geordie Bear.
You’ll find a mix of subjects here. I started this blog with the intention of writing about philosophy and fiction—one or the other or both—but I’ve found myself posting about anything that interests me.
I’m working on a novel tentatively titled Philosopher King, which is about a clocked-out philosophy professor who wants nothing more than to maintain his status as a Socratic guru to his handful of devoted pupils. He’s given decades of his life to a quirky and very liberal liberal arts college, but his seniority isn’t enough to get him out of a vague sexual harassment accusation. He’s found himself in the position of “guilty until proven innocent,” and he’s receiving mysterious letters in syllogistic form. When he finally makes an effort to find out the truth from a trusted student, he unwittingly implicates himself. He still has time to salvage what’s left of his reputation, but first he must determine whether it’s worth saving.
I enjoy collaborating with other writers on pretty much anything. I’ve co-authored some articles on subjects about which I know very little, and I’ve found the process stimulating and enjoyable. You could call me an everything writer, a book doctor, an editor, a springboard for ideas.