Greetings from the friendly country of Canada. As I write this, I am drinking a French press coffee and listening to Arcade Fire on vinyl, with my prayer journal, a pile of books, a piano, and a typewriter next to me. This picture describes my life and interests quite well. Some may say I am a hipster, but I do not really like culturally constructed identities in an attempt to place my personality in a box. The books I enjoy are modern fantasy books like Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. I thoroughly enjoy late medieval works such as Beowulf, the Eddas, and various Icelandic sagas. I read a lot of theology and philosophy, and I do much research in that area (it’s kind of my job). When I am feeling particularly adventurous and motivated, I will watch a hockey game and drink a beer with my friends -- like every good Canadian.