I studied philosophy at St. John's College where I was introduced to the works of Baruch Spinoza. After college I made a more in-depth study of his work and found in it inspiration and understanding for living. Click here for an introduction to his thinking.

In addition to Spinoza, I am a big fan of Maria Montessori's philosophy of educating children. Click here for an introduction to her thinking.

Finally, I am continually influenced and inspired by both the philosophy and the acting technique developed by Michael Chekhov. Click here for an introduction to his thinking.