In the 1970’s I attended Southern Methodist University for two years to pursue a degree in the Philosophy of Religion. It was fascinating at the time, however, I have little interest in pursuing that topic. I am grateful to have that knowledge as it is very useful for the study of history. Then I quit to become a working Jazz guitar player. I received a degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. My great passion is Classical History. I study History to understand human. As Thucydides said, “Human nature does not change”.
Roman history is so fascinating. A person can’t master all the different periods of Roman History. We see ourselves in them; we see them in us. We see their influence in many areas of our society. To understand the modern world, it is critical to understand the classical world. I a currently writing a Master’s Thesis on the rise and development of Roman autocracy at the university of Dallas.
I also have a great love of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. As they two most successful scientific paradigms of the 20th Century, they are fantastic standards for evaluating our use of language. With these paradigms, we see how we use language and language colors and influences us.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Texas - Bachelors, Music
Graduate Degree: University of Texas Dallas - Masters, Classical History
Jazz guitar, Italian cooking, dog training, weight lifting, travel