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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Los Angeles, California
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Introduction I'm an ex-barfly Catholic convert and I'm proud. I write, speak, give retreats, edit, and clean bathrooms.

Look for my monthly column, "Credible Witnesses," in MAGNIFICAT; and "The Crux," my weekly column on arts and culture in TIDINGS, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of L.A.

My heroes are Flannery O'Connor ("The writer has no rights except those he forges for himself within his own work”) and the late comic Bill Hicks ("Play from your F-ING heart!").

“The writer’s job is the job of a clown, the clown who also talks about sorrow.”
--Kenzaburō Ōe

“I am a Catholic not like someone else would be a Baptist or a Methodist, but like someone else would be an atheist.”
--Flannery O’Connor

"God is greater than God."
--Meister Eckhart, 12th c. German theologian

Interests The shared meal as the highest form of human communion, the confluence of the quotidian and the sublime, walking a really long way so I don't have to pay for parking, picking fallen fruit off the sidewalk, looking out the window.
Favorite Movies Winter Light, Metropolis, Greed, Magnificent Obsesssion, A Man Escaped, In the Land of Silence and Darkness
Favorite Music Bach's Cello Suites, Georg Friedrich Haas, Friedrich Gulda, Emmi Leisner, Sam Baker, Bill Monroe
Favorite Books Crime and Punishment, Mystery and Manners, The Confessions of St. Augustine, And Then There Was Light, The Plague and I