About Me

Sculpture of St. Augustine. Toledo, Spain

Hola!

My name is Javier Peña. I love books and when I come across a sentence or a passage that rocks my world I get a powerful urge to share it with others. This blog is where I get to do that. Most of my reading is in theology, politics, international affairs, and philosophy, but I’m trying to read more history, biographies and literature.

A bit more about me:

I was born in Cuenca, Ecuador but grew up in Miami and the Washington, DC area, which I grow more fond of every year. I received my undergraduate degree in international politics from Georgetown, but I’ve always been a liberal arts guy at heart. It was at Georgetown where my love of philosophy, theology, and the classics was fanned into a strong flame, and where I resolved to continue in the company of the likes of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Tocqueville for the rest of my life. These men have come and gone, but their words are still with us, and they continue to challenge, move, delight, and astound us.

It was also at Georgetown where I met my incredible wife, who encourages my love for reading and knows how to give me good books.

I’m also a Christian, and my faith is the lens through which I read and go about life. If you’re not a Christian or religious, I’m glad you’re here. Read on, and I hope you like what you see.

Happy reading!

One comment

  1. Julio Bohórquez

    Paso buen tiempo leyendo tus comentarios. Estoy aprovechando el feriado de difuntos, el Lunes vuelvo a clases. Mi primer interés de joven era Estudiar política, sociología, antropología, era activista político. Pero me disgustaba la doble actitud de muchos politicos que trataba. Terminé el colegio como Bachiller en Ciencias Filosóficas sociales. Te lo cuento solamente para que aceptes mi interés por lo que a tí te apasiona. Que Dios te bendiga y cuide tus pasos.
    Un libro muy importante para mí en esa época es “La noche quedó atrás” de Jan Valtin. Es la historia de un marino alemán, miembro del partido espartaquista, socialista, en la época del nazismo. 800 páginas se lo puede conseguir del internet. Mucho me ayudó para tomar decisiones buenas. Por supuesto la política en ecuador y alemania nazi no son como en los USA
    Paz y Bien
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