Michael Fitzpatrick is currently an MA student in Literature at Chico State, where he graduated with a double major in philosophy and literature. Michael has written poetry for more than a decade, and has asked philosophical questions even longer. He believes that literature is one of the finest expressions of philosophy, for it places abstract ideas and theories in the garb of real life. It captures the reality that it is within lived human experience that we ask philosophical questions; we do not philosophize in a vacuum. Still, literature without philosophy is shallow, and philosophy for its own sake provides the background of not just literature, but the whole of the humanities and the sciences. Philosophy is thinking about the content of our thinking, and Michael hopes that through both literature and philosophy, such thinking shall continue.