Welcome!

You are looking at the favorite pastime of a mere college kid who loves to write. Please be forewarned: I’ve discovered that these essays arrive at clarity paradoxically– from experiencing hospitality abroad to Aristotle on friendship, from  summer poetry to Smithian economics, and from Italian proverbs to ruminations on sacrificial love.  Below is the semblance of organization:

Great Books

My pride and joy– the reading recommendation list! Though still in its infancy stages, I hope you will find value in these hearty recommendations and handful of passionate reviews.

Professional Papers

This is a small collection of essays on topics ranging from bitcoin, to Catholic Social Thought, to foreign development, to international demographic trends, (and oh, so much more) that I have written on professional topics for previous classes or internships.

Weekly Passages

This is the newest section, a child of my 2016 New Years Resolutions! I find myself quoting those wiser than me very often, and so I thought it would be useful to begin a collection of weekly essays that introduce such awesome passages, break them down, and tie them together.

Hailing From…

Here you will find various reflections on my wanderings, as I have the good fortune to cover much foreign ground and meet myriads of people. If I have learned anything, it’s that Emerson was entirely right when he wrote, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”