Many years ago, I wrote a song called “The Definitive.” It’s about our need to find something that we can call our own, something that isn’t just certain but authoritative“really real,” if you will. 

In those college days, my mind turned foremost to faith and to love. And it still does. But as I pursued graduate work, it attended ever more to historical knowledge–how we make sense of and construct narratives about the past–and to epistemology itself.

I’ve come to the realization, like so many others, that the search for something definitive–whether it’s about faith, love, knowledge, or whatever–is all there really is.

And that’s exactly how it should be–something perennially sought but never attained.

So that’s what this site contains–the many manifestations of my own eclectic pursuit of meaning and of “something definitive.”