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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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William Shakespeare is generally regarded as the greatest writer of the English language.  All too often, though, he is taught at the secondary school level in a way that does not endear this brilliant man to high school students.  I remember being bored by Shakespeare when I was in school.  What can be done to...
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In 1968, futurist educator George Leonard wrote a book called Education and Ecstasy, which had a chapter titled ”Visiting Day, 2001 A.D.”  In this chapter he described a learning environment for kids where they would have access to all cultural knowledge via giant ten-foot square screens.  While our screens are usually smaller in 2020 A.D.,...
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