Thursday, June 20, 2024


I immersed myself into Violence Studies, with the belief that violence is not inevitable and that if society is to overcome violence, it must be understood. I have also worked on a self-imposed regimented program and independent research related to sociology and radical geography. I have an extensive scholarly library that I have built up over the years. My research is based on my continued focus on history and literature. I also incorporated my research on Violence Studies and Space and Place and some elements of cultural anthropology. It was challenging to design a self-taught program that I could do. Elements of this research was more difficult on my own. At the risk of being exceedingly presumptuous, if not arrogant, I conjured the terms “biolence,” “Epitome scaling,” “Share-metrics,” “violence-narratives,” “violence-customs ,” “socio-ontological denominationalism,” and “nuclear religiosity” in my sometimes available writings on post-violence societies and feminist theology (I thought I came up with “masculinarity,” but I checked and someone else thought of it first).

I am a former long-time musician. I have been writing poetry for roughly 30 years. I am writing non-fiction, and sometimes fiction, with the goal of eventual proper publication, despite how late in life such acts would be.

I am a fervent believer in a greatly reformed educational system. I believe that holds the key, or at least, a significant leaping off point to maintaining and initiating societal reforms. Yes, to many this is obvious, but implementing such an endeavor and to what extent it should be calibrated is something I have also worked on, through writings again only sometimes available online. There are additional theological writings and writings on violence research that are not online.

In the rare event that I need to be contacted, my email is richard -AT-

I have a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University (mostly philosophy and ethics courses, but not restricted to that. Also digital humanities and history). I also hold an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree from Portland State University where I focused on Women’s Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Literature. Additionally I attended an HBCU, Bowie State University, where I majored in English with a concentration in Africana. Though I don’t hold the additional degrees I took more than enough classes for a BA in English and almost enough classes for a BA in History. It all started at community college believe it or not. From community college to grad school at Johns Hopkins. It was quite a ride!

I should also add that 100% of the posts here are written by me and me alone. Nothing written here is constructed, consulted, or brain stormed by AI available systems. Here is the article I was reading that made me realize I should offer that assurance and it is natural to assume AI generated websites will be, or have already started, launching all over the place.

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