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 …

I Went Shopping for an Electric Car Buffer, God Help Me

My first mistake, I went shopping for an electric car buffer. Allow me to explain. I have washed and waxed my own cars all my life, I enjoy taking care of my stuff, and it extends the life of the 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 …

The Evolution of Attire as One Ages, From Diapers to Sweatpants Man…and Beyond

Something happened the other day that caused me to think about the evolution of attire as one ages. Please be patient, as I’ll get to that momentarily. As a newborn, I came out of the shoot bare-assed like everybody else. 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 …