Hi! I’m a writer in the Washington, DC area. I’m also a Christian, husband, and dad who enjoys books and hiking—and also good beer. I hold a master’s degree in technical communication and rhetoric.

At my day job I document software products that help people save energy. In my spare time I read books and work on various fiction and non-fiction writing projects. My areas of interest include writing, literature (mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and classics), history, rhetoric, technology, theology, games, and current events. I’ve written on these things in the past. I started this blog so I could keep writing about them.

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Favorite Fiction

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Watership Down
  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Hyperion
  • Cryptonomicon
  • A Song of Ice and Fire

Favorite Non-Fiction

  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
  • Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
  • Mere Christianity
  • The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present
  • How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
  • The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
  • Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
  • Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace
  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
  • On Writing