Showing posts from 2014


What's Wrong With Us?

Why can't we bring political pressure to bear where it can improve our health?  Why can't BPA, with lots of proven nasty effects on our bodies, simply be eliminated?  Who's pulling what strings?

See if this looks like it needs regulating:
[[See the whole piece HERE]]

[[See my posts on BPA since 2007 here.]]

YOU CAN GET A CRAZY AMOUNT OF BPA FROM CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS BY PAUL RAUBER Schematic diagram of the transmission of BPA from thermal receipts to your skin and the food you eat.  Ever since early exposes showed the endocrine-system-disrupting effects of the industrial chemical BPA, manufacturers have discontinued its use in water bottles, baby bottle, and binkies. (That's why everyone drinks their water out of metal containers these days.) In estimating human exposure to the gender-bending chemical these days, federal regulators assume that the main source of exposure to BPA is from food and beverage packaging. However, a new study by Frederi…

What's It About, this "A Reluctant God?"

Check out the new "book" website. (That's for a summary.  Find out if it's your kind of fiction.

And if it is, you can get your very own here.

Go on, give it a shot.



Lots of Infrastructure Recommendations

This morning's (July 22, 2014) the Washington Post has another thought piece on one of my fav topics, When the Robots Do All the Work, What Will We Humans Do?  Check it out here.

Naturally I responded with:

One point: Infrastructure work, even with the best computer guided gear, still takes many folks. Bury all power and communications lines, upgrade every sewage system to recycle water, rebuild the roads for robocars/trucks, build the space beanstalks, thin and control burn the forests, pipe water from floods to drylands and recharge the aquifers, train a corps of nutrition teachers, make school more compelling - fun even… Oh there's plenty of work to do with our hands and our minds.
BUT I go a lot further in me new book A Reluctant god.  Look for 99% of the population living in "The Dream Game," where work is fun, learning is inevitable, creativity is its own reward, and warfare saves our welfare (butts).
Check it out (no, BUY i…



I'm sure you have been wondering whether I died or took vows of silence or forgot how to type… being that this is the first post on this venerable blog since last September.

But NO… I've been finishing up a sci-fi novel.  To wit:

It's an optimistic look at humanity's future.  OK, I do start by wiping out 99.999% of the population, but after that, it's all uphill.
NOTES:  When the final cover comes out of the hash, the "G" will be "g," not to get all theological.
The book is available on and
It has its own blog, of course.  The first post is the story of this cover.  Give it a shot here.