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I’m making a series of short videos to publicize my new novel entitled Childless. The book is about a childless child psychologist who tries to foil a U.S. government plot to declare childhood as a medical disorder and remove it from the human genome. In this video I examine how I used genetic engineering and...
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I’m going to be recording You Tube videos where I discuss different aspects of my new novel, Childless.  In this video I just give some of the basics of the plot.  In future videos I’ll explore the genetic sub-plot of the story (based on human endogenous retroviruses), the neurodiverse characters that play a major role...
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I’m so excited that my first novel came out this week!  It’s called Childless, and tells the story of a childless child psychologist named Harvey Sumner who tries to foil a U.S. government plot to remove childhood from the human genome.  That’s right!  No more childhood!  In the future, through genetic engineering, a person will...
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As part of the back-to-school process, I’ve written an article for one of my publishers:  Free Spirit Publishing on countering what I call the ”stupid-head syndrome.”  This is the feeling that kids develop as they begin school that they’re not as smart as their peers.  There are several factors that account for this syndrome including...
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What is neurodiversity?  Is anybody really normal?  How can we address the strengths of those who’ve been labeled as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, bipolar, or schizophrenic?  Those are some of the questions that are addressed in a new Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio One program entitled: ”The Myth of Normal” which aired Part 1 on April 29,...
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I’ll be presenting at the upcoming 29th Annual MicroSociety Conference on July 12, 2022. MicroSociety is an innovative educational program developed by artist/educator extraordinaire George Richmond in the 1960’s where students re-create the institutions of society within their own school environment, including having their own economic system with banks, their own judicial system with student-created...
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When I was a third grader at Clara Barton Elementary School in Fargo, North Dakota, my principal Miss Minnis held an assembly where she showed us home movies of her summer trip to Australia.  I was amazed at the existence of such a large a country so far away from the U.S.  We learned the...
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We’re all focused on the COVID-19 virus right now, but an even greater threat to our nation and our world is the Trumpona Virus (TRUVID-20).  Viruses don’t have the ability to replicate themselves, so what they do is insinuate themselves into a cell body and deceptively and parasitically co-opt the mechanisms and materials of that...
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Summer is officially here, and many parents–after homeschooling their kids for the last three months–are wondering whether they should keep schooling their kids to make up for a potential ”summer slide” or just let them enjoy the summer.  I come down strongly on the side of enjoying summer, but that doesn’t mean learning need not...
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