I reside in Adelaide, South Australia. My childhood upbringing and education was centralised around the Catholic faith however, my persistent questioning of values in life to my father brought on the response “Maybe you should read more.” and so I did. Before the age of the internet being readily available, I made use of our Encyclopædia Britannia and Funk & Wagnalls sets. This experience was perhaps the catalyst for my interest in history and natural science.
It became evident as I learnt more about our world and the universe that I was not going to be satisfied with faith and prayer as having the “answers”. For years I searched for a structured approach to life and how to live it well. Unknowingly, a coherent philosophy of life was going to be my answer.
My exploration into ancient history brought me into contact with Cicero and his writings of Stoicism. Further study about Stoic virtue and eudaimonia had me hooked. I have studied and practiced under the guidance of the College from 2010.
I currently live beach-side in North Haven with my wife and pug (Pugsy).