My regular job is as a professor of philosophy at Hamilton College, a small private liberal arts college in upstate NY. As a result, much of my time is spent preparing for my classes, meeting with students, reading student work, making up ways to torture them in new and interesting ways (by writing an ABCD essay about the self and identity, for instance).
Teaching is my first love, and has been since I was in first grade (though I did try to convince myself that I wanted to go to law school when I was in college, since I couldn't figure out what else to do with a bachelor's degree with majors in English and Philosophy). But instead I worked in college admission, then I got my Ph.D in philosophy, then got a few different teaching jobs, and then landed my dream job here at Hamilton.
I am also working on my MFA in creative writing through the Rainier Writing Workshop, based at Pacific Lutheran University. And in connection with that, I have launched a new literary/philosophy journal (nothing stuffy and academic, please) called Book XI. The title is a reference to Plato's Republic, if you're wondering. The Republic has ten books, so Book XI is the book after that...which is just an imaginary book, as far as I know.
So, in short: I read and I write. A lot.
Philosophical Perspectives on the Self (just a list of the books we usually read):
Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Paton translation)
Dennett and Hofstadter, The Mind's I
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
selections from Laurie Shrage, editor You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity