My name is Javier, and I love, love, love good books and reading. When I come across a sentence or a passage that blows me away it makes me want to share it with others. This blog is where I get to do that. Most of my reading is in theology, politics, and philosophy. I’m trying to read more history and fiction (usually classics).
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 have a Bachelor’s in International Affairs and a Master’s in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown. It was here, as an undergraduate, where I discovered a love for philosophy, theology, and the classics, in no small part thanks to James Schall, S.J., a wise teacher and lover of the Higher Things who influenced many others like me. It was in his classes 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.