is an independent scholar living in Austin, Texas. His chief interests are metaphysical, cultural and legal theory. As a theorist he has developed a metaphysical construct based on intercalating binaries of essence-reality and being-existence. In cultural and legal theory he developed an honor-dignity typology for the classification of cultural entities and emphasizes the legal theory aspects of the office and its stewardship. He has been published in openDemocracy.net and has several published technical articles. Currently he has a manuscript – Neo-Personalism: Metaphysics and its Applications – under review at SUNY, another waiting in the wings (Honor and dignity Cultures: Office, Stewardship and Praxis) and is putting the finishing touches on a book-length essay entitled What Is Dignity?