studied philosophy at Earlham College. Earlier in my career I worked in the peace movement and still keep up a peace section on my web site. I met my wife on an American Friends Service Committee project in the old Soviet Union in 1968. We live in Germantown in Philadelphia, an old neighborhood full of wonderful old houses. Our daughter has moved back to Philadelphia. She now lives with us while she works in the theater department at Temple University. We have two cats, one of them our daughter's.
Philosophy teaches you to ask questions but gives few answers. You have to find them for yourself by reason, experience, and commitment. I think this is true about all spirituality (among which I count philosophy). If you are certain you know the truth, you are too certain. It is part of being human to seek truth and meaning, and the search itself is what is most valuable. When you think you have reached the end of your search, and stop searching, life becomes less rich and possibilities become fewer.
I love the diversity on the Beliefnet site. It is a living witness to the breadth and depth of the human spirit.