Sam grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy and English Lit from the University of Hawaii. While he remains actively interested in nearly everything philosophical, he has spent the most time recently working on and puzzling over issues in philosophy of language, logic, and philosophy of mind. Apart from philosophy, Sam enjoys literature, music, film, and more generally art in all its varieties, as well as popular science books and playing not-overly-strenuous sports (e.g. golf).