A former principal once said, “When Trent reads a book, we all read it with him.” This means I talk about what excites me. There are some important things that happen when I talk about the book I’m reading. Talking about ideas helps to clarify my understanding of them, and conversation helps to test these ideas. In short, I don’t know what I think until I talk about it. So this blog is really about entering into conversation with others so as to clarify and evaluate ideas.
I have always been a little resistant to categories. I enjoy country music and big game hunting, but I also enjoy fine dining and good wine. I have been a farm hand and have raised livestock, but also pursued academics.
I am currently teaching English, Literature and Bible at Abbotsford Christian School in British Columbia.
I have a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities (Philosophy, History and Literature) at Trinity Western University.
I love reading, thinking and writing. And because I really love movies, one is likely to find comments about films on this site whether they have to do with false dichotomies or not.
My other blog is exclusively about zombies. It’s not a fan site; I think zombies are indicators of something–they test the boundaries of our cultural identity. If you’re interested, you can read about that at cureforzombies.com.