Brian Jay Stanley's personal philosophical essays have been published in The New York Times, Pleiades, The Antioch Review, North American Review, The Sun, The Hudson Review, and elsewhere. They were selected as notable essays in The Best American Essays in 2006, 2010, and 2011, and have been anthologized in America Now (9th ed.), from Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
Brian received a master's degree in theology from Duke University and a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he works as a software developer.
Aphorisms and Paradoxes contains brief reflections on a variety of subjects.