My definition of text:

Something. Something that can be read, pondered, and interpreted. A written work, an image, a film, a song, a feeling, a portion of time–all these are texts, but only if we allow them to be so. It is our job, struggle, and obligation as human beings to read the universe. Texts are what help us make sense of it. They enlighten, instill, impassion. They confuse and frustrate. They escape us and chase us down. They are the footnotes to our lives, dreams, and history.

Texts are physical records of meaning. It is my job as a scholar and teacher to guide others in deciphering the texts of others and in creating their own. My highest aim is to convince others to seek their own truths. There is information, knowledge, and wisdom all around us. Let’s unfold it.