My name is Dean and I am thirty one, and engaged to be married.
I’m just trying to find my way through this life.
I loath the mediocrity that the modern world tries to peddle to us as beauty.
I seek beauty wherever I can find it, and over the years this has turned me into quite the Euro and Sinophile, as well as an art, music, film, and history junkie. Poetry has always been very dear to me, and you will find much of it here on this site.
I am a deep lover of all things Christendom, and Christ has penetrated every aspect of my thought these days.
It has been a long time since I’ve written or shared consistently, and reading takes up more of my time than writing these days, but I may start sharing more of what I read as it is somewhat off the beaten path these days.
My favorite writers are Yu XuanJi, Du Fu, Li QingZhao, John Julius Norwich, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Jack Kerouac, Pablo Neruda, Kenneth Rexroth, Mary Oliver, Jack London, King David, King Solomon, and weirdly enough Charles Bukowski.