Besides being the Manager at B-M-C | Coffee and Tea, I am a PhD student in Philosophy & Religion at the University of North Texas-Denton. I began my vocation through a nine year apprenticeship with my mentor, Richard M. Owsley. I can be found around Denton troubling students and professors about this and that. A fringe scholar wandering the borderlands between the Academy and the World, I love the hell out of Socrates and Yoda while tending to act like William S. Burroughs and Jaba the Hut. My current projects include studies of the Dao de Jing, the intersection of Karl Jaspers "World Philosophy" with the problems of Transhumanism, and the search for a better, more socially just cup of coffee.