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Height:  71 Weight:  π lbs. Alumni Status:  BA'06, MTS'09
Location:  Houston, TX Favorite Baseball Team:  NYY
Natural Enemies:  this monster right here, raw tomatoes, shame, and pushover parents with kids in my class

Athletic Ability: Hold my own against weaklings and youngsters. Pit me against an average JV athlete and I'm toast.

Sartorial Style: Pragmatic.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: 1. Any beer I haven't had recently. I like variety.
2. Replace beer in #1 with whiskey (esp. scotch).
3. Coffee in its many iterations.

All more frequently than is really necessary.

Political Philosophy: "Liberalism is often successful in preempting the debate . . . so that [objections to it] appear to have become debates within liberalism. . . . So-called conservatism and so-called radicalism in these contemporary guises are in general mere stalking-horses for liberalism: The contemporary debates within modern political systems are almost exclusively between conservative liberals, liberal liberals, and radical liberals. There is little place in such political systems for the criticism of the system itself, that is, for putting liberalism in question."

"When we speak of the reform of institutions, the State comes chiefly to mind, not as if universal well-being were to be expected from its activity, but because things have come to such a pass through the evil of what we have termed 'individualism' that, following upon the overthrow and near extinction of that rich social life which was once highly developed through associations of various kinds, there remain virtually only individuals and the State. This is to the great harm of the State itself; for, with a structure of social governance lost, and with the taking over of all the burdens which the wrecked associations once bore. the State has been overwhelmed and crushed by almost infinite tasks and duties."

Call it apocalyptic. I never really put political beliefs into action in ways most people call "political." I don't vote. Really, I'm trying to escape earthly politics for a more Viva-Cristo-Rey kind of life. No trust in princes. That sort of thing.

Religious Philosophy: Cradle Catholic. Career theologian (for better and worse). Nearly always working to make my own theology more like the Church's.

Musical Favorites: Guiltiest pleasures include Norah Jones, Colin Hay (formerly of Men at Work), and Kesha's new joint.

Actual pleasures are bluegrass, "adult rock," Irish tunes, singer/songwriter stuff, blues, country, hip-hop, and basically everything since 1940, except for grunge and everything descendant from it. Pre-1940, I'm nothing but an appreciative dilettante.

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players." (Rockne)

Miscellaneous Data: Born and bred in NYC.

I play some rudimentary guitar.

I teach high school boys.

Zombies. Hoo. Sweet.