My name is Brock Haussamen. I live in New Jersey and taught English at a community college for nearly four decades. I am fortunate in having family and close friends here in the state.
I retired from teaching in 2006 partly to move on from teaching and partly to try to help reduce poverty locally and through global advocacy. For the past few years, I’ve served as a financial coach for low-income families.
I’ve also been facing, more closely each year, the questions that catch up with most of us sooner or later: What is my purpose? How will I face death? What do I believe in? I’ve always liked and trusted the descriptions from science of how living things work and how we all evolved. But I could not put those descriptions together with my questions. Gradually, I’ve been coming to see how the history of life over 3.8 billion years stands inside and throughout my being and the being of others. That is the subject of this blog.