I have been following this website since its founding some years ago (I worked with Erik Kain on a previous political blog), and I am thrilled to now be a contributing member. This site’s readership is one of the most thoughtful and engaging I have ever seen, and I am looking forward to future interactions with everyone here.
I spent many years overseas, but now have settled down in Santa Rosa, California. For my day job, I teach humanities at a public school in the Bay Area. In addition to relocating to the North Bay, my wife and I had our first daughter 5 months ago.
As for my focus on this site, I plan to write about the changes I have experienced politically as of late related to becoming a father and growing older. OT was kind enough to publish one of my pieces a few months back on said subject. As my background is in international relations and education, I also hope to address some of the larger metapolitical changes happening on the world stage and at home. Broadly speaking, I describe myself as a conservative socialist, but as my ideological position is in flux, I look forward to exploring different political persuasions here at Ordinary Times.
I write much shorter pieces on Twitter, and have been known to talk about musical minutia far too often.