Ryan Van Lenning is a writer, activist, and educator. He has a B.A. in a couple things and an M.A. in Humanities. He created and taught a college course entitled “World Religions, Peace, and Violence.” He writes around issues of social justice, peace and militarism, environmentalism/sustainability, fiction, and of course travel. He admits sometimes they all get intertwined. He thinks writers can be guerrilla fighters of the word and social change and although he is scuba certified, he wishes he knew how to build a straw-bale house and to dance like Mark Twain and Nietzsche wrote.