Jeff Lilly is a linguist, Druid, and author of the blog Druid Journal (druidjournal.net), where he writes about meditation, relationship with Spirit, soulful fulfillment in scholarship and art, reconnecting the ancient with the modern, creating beauty, and healing the world. Professionally, he is a computational linguist, with a focus on machine learning, phonology, socio- and historical linguistics, lexical semantics, and lexicography. He has a keen interest in the minutiae of the working of the human mind, as well as broader patterns of social change and development. He has published papers on conversational implicature, dialect analysis, lexical semantics, and syntactic universals. Spiritually, he was raised Zen Buddhist in the culturally conservative South, and is now a Revivalist Druid. He has worked in the fields of internet search, text-to-speech processing, and the defense industry, and has four children. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife Ali and their black cat, Cu Gwyn.