Greetings. I’m an author, speaker and former correspondent for NPR, but I prefer to think of myself as a philosophical traveler. My interest—my obsession, really—is the intersection of places and ideas. It is at this intersection, I believe, where the most fascinating aspects of life unfold, be it our search for happiness, spiritual fulfillment or creative expression.

So, in this spirit, I invite you to explore. You can read about my books. You can also sample my other writing and see a calendar of my upcoming readings and appearances. I hope you find the journey inspiring.