photo by Holly Fish

I am Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program of Baylor University, and before that taught for many years at Wheaton College in Illinois. I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve been married for forty-two years and have a grown-up son. I am an Anglican Christian. I have more gray in my beard than I did when the photo above was taken, but I’m too lazy to get a new photo. 

This blog has a mission statement. A kind of summary of its major themes may be found here. Also, I’ve reposted on this site some essays of mine originally published elsewhere. And the blog’s tagline comes from this poem

More information about my work, with many useful and entertaining links, may be found on my home page.