Risk Assessment, It Doesn’t Look Good

I worked in pharmaceutical development for many years, where one of my tasks was to perform risk assessments of drugs and biologicals. This involved weighing the risks (toxicities) of a new drug against the benefits (efficacy), to decide it the Read More …

New and Improved? Not So Much.

New and improved? I believe it all started with the car bumper (and if I believe it, it must be true?). Anyhow, I’m well over a half century old, so I remember a lot of stuff. This includes when cars Read More …

Artificial Intelligence Is Here to Stay, We’re All Gonna Die

I’m an old guy struggling to figure out this brave new world, and it appears to me that artificial intelligence is here to stay. Artificial intelligence, or AIs, are all around me. Alexa, Siri, iRoomba, my home thermostat, the coming Read More …

Electric Car Anxiety, Range Anxiety, and Eco-Anxiety. That’s a Lot of Anxiety. Part 2

Well, it’s next week, and here’s my Electric Car Anxiety Part 2 blog post. Hopefully you’ve all read Part 1 and have been waiting for Part 2 with bated breath. Anyhow, it’s a week later, presumably the Atlantic Ocean did not yet Read More …

Electric Car Anxiety, Range Anxiety, and Eco-Anxiety? That’s a Lot of Anxiety.

Apparently, the past couple of generations have been bombarded with an overwhelming sense of anxiety, including something called eco-anxiety. This has led to electric car anxiety (electric cars are also referred to as EVs; electric vehicles) and range anxiety. That’s a whole lotta anxiety. Read More …

Author Tips, Things I’ve Learned About Successful Writing

Recently, I was asked to provide a few author tips, things that I’ve learned that help one succeed as a writer and published author. Flattered to be asked, I spent some time thinking about it and came up with six Read More …

I Entered THE REALTOR’S CURSE in a Book Contest and Won, Twice

I entered my most recent novel in the Firebird Book Award book contest. After a forty-year career as a pharmacologist working in drug development, I retired to write murder mysteries. I find great joy in writing. It really gets my Read More …

Sci-Fi Through the Ages; Never Thought I’d Find Myself Living It

I’ve been an avid fan of sci-fi through the ages, but I never thought I’d find myself living it. (More on that later). As a kid, I used to sit on the garage roof at night looking up at the Read More …

Electric Cars, Part 2, The Apo-car-lypse

I already wrote one blog about electric cars, but I am now inspired to write about what I’m calling the apo-car-lypse (as in apocalypse for electric cars). My first blog focused mainly on the self-driving electric car. Since that time, Read More …