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 and became active in community assistance. I’ve served as a mentor and a financial coach. Currently, as a volunteer with Reach Out and Read, I read to children in the waiting room at a pediatric clinic.
I’ve been facing the questions that catch up with most of us: How will I face death? What is life itself? What do I believe in? What answers can I find in nature itself? Scientists’ descriptions of how living things work and how we evolved made sense to me even when I was young, but I could not at first put those descriptions together with the questions that grow louder as we age. 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.