Awakening to Philosophical Life: Now Available

Philosophical Awakening

This e-book, which is now available to order, is entitled Awakening to Philosophical Life: Essays Personal and Impersonal. It was completed at the end of February of 2013 and is meant to be a philosophical review of my attempt to be a moral exemplar: a good friend, a good neighbor, and a humble guide to philosophical life.

The 43 personal essays selected for inclusion in this beautiful volume date back to January of 2011 and were written with no other intention apart from the desire to become a more excellent human being.​ They show the reader how–by paying close attention to examples–to awaken to philosophical life.​​

How to Order

I live and work in a gift economy. The suggested gift for this book is $12.

To order a copy, you can visit Alternatively, you may offer the appropriate gift via PayPal here. Expect to receive your copy via email the same or the following day.

To read a few excerpts from the book and to get a better feel for it, you can visit

About Me

I’m a Ph.D.-trained philosophical counselor who teaches individuals and organizations throughout the US and Europe how to inquire into the things that matter most. A former resident of the Upper East Side in New York City, I now lead a simpler, more contemplative life amid the gentle mountains of rural Appalachia.