Character by Design is the passion project of a man who learned a lot about learning and discovered there's a better way to live a fulfilling life than what's taught in classrooms and in the school of hard knocks. 

Krzysztof (pronounced "Wise Ass") has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin, is a Council Member at Appamada Zen Center and is trained in Hakomi Therapy*.  He named his dog Bunk after detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire––here's a photo of Bunk holding Bunk.

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Read a new essay I wrote, included in the upcoming book David Foster Wallace and Religion

Listen to Krzysztof's thoughts about David Foster Wallace and buddhist philosophy on the Great Concavity podcast

Listen to Krzysztof's participation on a panel about helping Hurricane Harvey flood victims. 

Listen to Krzysztof speak about zen practice and humor here

Read some of his thoughts about Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day here

List of books Krzysztof has read in the past few years, continually being updated

Learn about Krzysztof's long and meandering path toward being a less self-centered dick. 

*What is Hakomi Therapy?