Christopher Daniel Melley has taught undergraduate philosophy since 1984, at Green Haven Correctional Facility, Dutchess Community College SUNY, Marist College, the University of Maryland University College, and a host of other colleges online. He completed an MA in philosophy at Columbia University; then earned a PhD at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany. Concentrating on issues relating to healthcare ethics, he has enjoyed forays into other areas, such as logic, time, language, and more recently, writing a series of dialogues in the spirit of Socrates as well as a play set along the German-French border. He has spent most of his life in the US, Germany, and is now in Okinawa, Japan. He has recently revived his life-long interest in percussion.