You may ask, “So, what’s a free-lance philosopher, anyway?” Quite simply, a philosopher is just somebody who loves finding out stuff, who’s curious about how the world works, why people do what they do, and what makes a good life. As for the “free-lance” bit, well, “free” is the operative word.
I observe, I reflect, and I write. Sometimes it comes out as the kind of post you’ll find on this website. Sometimes it manifests as fiction. More on this at “About the Writing.”
Like many of us, I view both politics and religion with a kind of fascinated horror. Learning how to peaceably coexist has been the challenge. I am sustained by a deep and abiding faith in Science and Humanity (well, Science, anyway) and by the belief that humor is the best anti-gravity device.
I’m also known by my alternate identity, mild-mannered librarian and regular columnist for the Concord Monitor, Mel Graykin. I live, write and putter around my home in rural New Hampshire, occasionally disappearing into the White Mountains with a backpack.
Although I am limited by neither subject nor genre, I do a few SciFi/Fantasy conventions, mostly in the New England area. I find them most entertaining. Details of my adventures are in (Un)Conventional.