How does one summarize oneself in a couple paragraphs? I’ll try.
I was born and raised in an evangelical Christian home. In high school my family moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where they lived for 13 years as missionaries. The move allowed me to opportunity to pursue what is now one of my greatest passions: Travel. I’ve visited 33 countries on five continents so far: U.S., Canada, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Botswana, South Africa, India, Thailand, South Korea, China, Philippines, and Japan, Kyrgyzstan.
I’m now a young, college-educated, employed, straight, white, American male. The top of the food chain. I live in an intentional Christian community with my partner as we explore the new monastic tradition. Our house is called the Ashram, a Hindi word for a community dedicated to the spiritual development of its members. We live in Woodlawn–nicknamed Murdertown–in Chicago. We are the only white people on our block. We value simplicity and sharing as core elements in our lives. We don’t have a formal “mission statement,” but for everyone who comes through our doors, we hope that our house is a safe place to grow. We attempt to offer unqualified love to anyone who enters our home. I am learning much about racial dialogue and reconciliation.
Amanti is my attempt to process thoughts that are bouncing around in my head.
I’m against all forms of hatred, bigotry, violence and oppression. I’m all about love, acceptance, reconciliation and liberation.