Long-overdue Update

Posted by on September 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm.

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It’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve blogged, or had the time or inclination to do so. Much has transpired since I last wrote.

I changed my PhD thesis topic quite drastically from a figure study on Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Søren Kierkegaard to a topical thesis on personhood, analogy, and dialogue. This doesn’t mean I’ve ‘parted ways’ with Kierkegaard by any means; rather, I’ve just moved away from being primarily a ‘Kierkegaard guy’. At crucial points in my thesis, he remained a constant traveler.

I submitted my thesis on September 28th 2012, successfully defended it on January 18th, 2013, and graduated on July 9th, 2013. My project was well-received as rather ‘ambitious’ by my thesis examiners, and they’ve both encouraged me to publish the project, which I plan to do. I thoroughly enjoyed the research and writing, as trying and as challenging as it was, and I look forward to continuing to refine the work for publication within the next year.

My wife and I have also relocated from Nottingham, England to Sacramento, California. We’re living in the West Sacramento area with my in-laws where I am doing the occasional job here and there to make ends meet in addition to working on the job search and maintaining various academic duties.

As far as this blog is concerned, I am still giving thought to what shape it will take regarding its content. It will still primarily be a place to throw out quotations and brief thoughts on theology and philosophy, but there are other particulars in my head to work out. In the meantime, stay tuned!