Welcome to The Sea Pearl, a collection of curiosities, essays, and guiding principles that inspire my life and everything in it.


I have simplified the menu in this site and redirected some materials off-site (though I left a link). Because I am now readying a more demanding site elsewhere, I have simplified the main page on this one. It was too much work to continue updating it, so it will remain static. However, I will continue to update this “Memos” section. Now, I want to give you a sneak piece of information that I haven’t announced elsewhere—which is that my new site is an arts and culture magazine entitled Giotto. I will make an official announcement when it is ready. The anticipation is killing me.