My profile says I'm a historian by training and an academic administrator by the accidents of fate and the academic job market. But really I'm much more than those: I'm a father, a husband (or s.o. if you prefer), a thinker, an idler, a poet, a prophet, a t-shirt and jeans wrapped up in slacks and a shirt & tie, an atheist who believes that human beings are more than the sum of their parts, that consciousness is more than electricity across synapses, that there is an essential I.