Egg-in-frying-pan: A bad egg, perhaps? Or "this is your brain on drugs"? :/ ... I got an 'hourglass' emoji for how I was going to die, so... old age I guess. :) (Do people even die from old age anymore?)
- A2Z R&DResearch Linguist, 2011 - present
I am a druid, linguist, and author. I write about meditation, relationship with Spirit, soulful fulfillment in scholarship and art, reconnecting the ancient with the modern, creating beauty, and healing the world.
Professionally, I am a computational linguist, with a focus on socio-linguistics, historical linguistics, lexical semantics, and lexicography. I have a keen interest not only in the minutiae of the working of the human mind and its manipulation of symbols, but also the broader patterns of social change and development. I have published papers on conversational implicature, dialect analysis, lexical semantics, and syntactic universals.
Spiritually, I was raised Zen Buddhist in the culturally conservative South, and am now a revivalist druid. I have worked in the fields of internet search, text-to-speech processing, and the defense industry, and am the father of four children. I live in Seattle, WA with my wife Ali and our black cat, Cu Gwyn.
- University of Maryland, College Parklinguistics