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’ve had a lot of fun collaborating on various projects with blogger friends, including an article that was translated into Romanian. (I stumbled upon this one day while Googling my name. It made me very happy.)
Many of you know I’ve been working on a novel for a while now—a long while—and I’ve finally settled on the title, A Footnote to Plato.
Here’s a blurb-in-progress for my book-in-progress: Dr. Isaac Fischelson is a senior philosophy professor at Winston College, a tiny, liberal arts college in Vermont where everyone knows everyone and decades-old grudges die hard. Throughout his 40+ years of teaching, Isaac has ruffled a few feathers, but he now prefers to ‘mind his own business’ and stay out of campus politics. But that changes when he’s falsely accused of sexual harassment and finds himself swimming against the tide of cultural change. The only way to salvage his career and reputation is to make himself indispensable to the college. That means participating in the community, embracing social media, and taking on an ambitious project in Greece in the hopes of making a name for the college…and maybe even for himself.
When I’m not working on the novel, I enjoy learning flamenco dance and castanets. Still a beginner, but I suspect that will never change. Those of you who’ve studied flamenco probably know what I mean by that.
So far I’ve learned, in some sense of the word, the Sevillanas (with and without castanets), the Rumbas, and right now I’m working on the Guajiras (and fighting a losing battle with my falling-apart fan). While I don’t post much on flamenco, I’m always eager to talk shop. Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email.