Monday, November 16, 2015


Tis’ My Art

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American invests 2.2 hours in leisure reading per week, yet consumes 2.8 hours of television per day.[1] I’m literally the opposite. I watch 60 Minutes, but I prefer to read the Times.

Granted, I have a small reading addiction. I’ve dabbled in geopolitics, economics, quantum physics, and self-help books. My tiny library includes Aristotle and Nietzsche. I’ve experimented with ancient materialism, modern conservatism, and post-modern tribalism.

Before law school, I’d end a book per week… except for 500+ page treatises. As a writer, I’ve written (from my armchair) about psychology, sociology, theology, philosophy, economics, espionage, science, and anthropology. I also pen—very metaphysical—poetry. Tailoring ideas, omitting words, parsing paragraphs, and shaping sentences tis’ my art.

My goal is to (1) read, speak, and understand Legalese fluently, (2) translate it into English, and (3) change the world with my words.

In other words, to (1) extern, clerk, and practice law, (2) write for the court as a Judge, then as a Justice, and (3) to write a book worth reading.

My book will explore the lead-role that feelings play in our thoughts and actions. I believe emotion is the “man behind the curtain.” Not reason. Understanding this liberated me from involuntary ignorance. Nevertheless, I’ve got a lot more to learn before I start teaching.

If you like my style, bookmark this blog (Ctrl+D) or email me at Thank you for reading!

Top shelf of my library.

Books In my library I want to read.

[1] Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release, American Time Use Survey — 2014 Results, p. 23.

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