Born in Toronto in 1962, I grew up hoping to become a pop or jazz musician. I also wanted to be an astronaut but wasn’t that great at math.
Always curious , I asked the big questions as a kid. What is infinity? How did we get here?
I was baptized in the Anglican Church but didn’t really believe in God or spiritual beings. Like Freud and others, I saw these as human projections. And like many people, I naively believed that science is truth.
I was drawn to Catholicism in the early 90s and converted in 2001. After considering both priestly and monastic vocations, I realized that I had to go my own way. Since then, my interests have shifted from psychology and religion to the broader areas of world myth, the arts and sciences, and the history of ideas. And still, there’s music… I’ve always loved music.
I’ve been enriched by my family and through my relationships with others. Over the years some of those relationships have faded into the background, others ended more or less amiably and a few, well… best to leave those ones alone. Despite the many ups and downs in life, God is always there. And this is the true, essential source of my happiness!