I am a philosopher of art. My writing has explored a range of themes, including the work of philosopher Mikhail M. Bakhtin (1895-1975), the cultural function of art and the vocation of the artist, aesthetic education, spirituality and creativity, and leadership. I publish in both academic and popular venues.
My seventh book, Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice, is now available from Cascade Books, a selective imprint within Wipf and Stock, and from Amazon. This book is the fruition of reflection over nearly forty years about creativity and contemplation, or perhaps more simply, about art and meditation. Since its publication in late 2018, I have traveled around the United States to share the book. Presently, I am working on an audio book of Beginning Again, which will be completed by spring 2020.