I am not really Socrates returned from the dead, but I am a lifelong learner of philosophy, history, and theology. I was born and raised in the Catholic Church and left when I was eighteen. I journeyed through broader evangelicalism and eventually settled in as an elder in a Reformed Presbyterian church. Even though I learned much there and met many wonderful people, after studying early church history and the church fathers, I returned to the Catholic Church. I am fascinated by the relationship between faith and reason and have developed this blog to learn about the interaction between Christianity and philosophy, particularly Greek philosophy.
Eye Friendly Visuals
You will notice that some of my fonts are a little larger than normal. That is because I am an optometrist and I don’t want some of my patients who read my blog to complain that the font is too small! So I have tried to make my blog user friendly both intellectually and visually. As an eye doctor, I see a lot of people with digital eye strain. I have tried to alleviate that by having a cleaner, less cluttered, look to my blog. Quite frankly, cluttered blogs with small fonts are difficult to read for any length of time, especially ones that have black letters on a dark brown background – really? Maybe this blog will start a new trend visually. Who knows? I have also included beautiful artwork as a representation Western Civilization at its finest.
A Bit More About Me
In addition to my optometry practice, my wife and I have three grown children (and no grandchildren yet) who are young adults. We are avid dog lovers and enjoy our two golden retrievers, Sadie and Maxwell. I am an admirer of beauty whether it is found in art or nature and have traveled to Italy several times to partake of the art and the cuisine. I am first generation Italian and am currently learning Italian. I have taught myself to read biblical Greek. Currently I am enrolled in Pontifex University and hope to get a Masters in Sacred Arts soon. Besides having a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), I also have a B.S. in Biochemistry from the same university. I enjoy hiking in nature, especially in the mountains, and often take trips to the beautiful states of Montana or West Virginia.
I hope you enjoy my content. Please contact me for points of clarification or even disagreements on things that you may read so we can learn together. One thing is certain -this is unique content that you will not get anywhere else. Please enjoy, and thank you for taking the time to check this blog out!
Dr. Ron Gaudio
BTW: In case you are wondering, the cover photo of my blog is a photo that I took in 2020. The image is of my son, Daniel, perched atop of Sacagawea Peak near Wilsall, Montana. We had just finished climbing to the top (about 10,000 feet), and Daniel was getting his lunch out of his pack. He had is hoodie on because it was very cold and the wind was blowing.