Peter Kreeft surfs, therefore he is.
Last Friday I joined the ranks of the few, the proud: those who have surfed with philosopher, writer, and raconteur Peter Kreeft of Boston College.
The good doctor was in LA to keynote the closing gala for Act One: Writing for Hollywood, of which I'm an alumnus. I heard he was arriving a day early and offered to to play Jeeves to his VIP. To say the loeast, I'm glad I did. The waves at El Porto beach were a blast, but nowhere near as enjoyable as just spending time with one of my intellectual and spiritual mentors.
His book Love is Stronger than Death is the only book I've ever read cover-to-cover and then just had to re-read immediately. It was a true salve for my soul a few months ago when we first got the misdiagnosis (!) of Naomi. Buy the book. It's typically Kreeftian: simultaneously light and heavy, personal and profound.
In person, he's hilarious in a dry, almost British way, with a rapier-like wit -- all overlaid with kindness and humility. His talk to budding Hollywood writers went over big, too; I'll post the text when it comes available.