I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. My family moved over to Ontario not long afterwards, first to Barrie, then to Toronto. I do not really recall much of what happened to me before entering the world of academics. For a long time I had no clear idea what I intended to do. Since I had a vague intention to go to university, and because I had been home-schooled, I took online courses in order to build up credits for acceptance into U of T. One of the courses was a philosophy course which included some Plato. I fell in love with ancient philosophy then and there, and there has not been anything else for me since.