People write for a lot of different reasons--to be heard, to publicize causes and ideas, to forge connections... I think I write to wrestle. I write to make sense of that which is beyond me, to get outside the city walls of myself and stand face to face with what I fear.
This is probably why my writing gravitates toward difficult, taboo, and/ or highly expansive topics: time, despondency, eternity, death. No matter how hard I try, I always tend to come back to these themes.
You can read more about my specific writing projects here.
On a more practical note...
I hail from Wisconsin, but have lived in Toronto since 2013.
I hold a PhD in European History (University of Cincinnati), and currently teach at the Orthodox School of Toronto at Trinity College on the University of Toronto campus.
In addition to writing, I am a freelance editor and writing consultant at The Writer's Loom.