I’m a writer, philosopher, social critic, and teacher. The social critic must use his writing and teaching to promote the ultimate goal of human society: the fullest development of the human person in all of her dimensions. Philosophy aids in highlighting the logic of thought and structures of oppression and domination that prevent the development of the human person. Speculative fiction aids this goal by shedding light on the human person and imagining the ultimate logic of the current social situation as well as the promise of freedom in that situation. I’m a convert to Roman Catholicism, but find in its social teachings much that illuminates principles of justice that can guide human beings as active designers of their local, national, and global world. This teaching begins with the understanding of natural law, based on the dignity of the human person, as aimed at human fulfillment in this life as preparation for blessed life in the next. Love underlies all. This site is dedicated to exploring the promise and peril in contemporary understandings of human nature, society, culture, and politics for the future development of the human person.