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Revising and Mid-Book Doldrums

I just finished a day of making revisions to Seeking Hyde, due for release on October 22. This novel is a high-tech thriller that uses some cutting-edge ideas from genetics and epigenetics to drive the plot.  The plot frame includes … Continue reading

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Sociopaths and Morality

Psychologists do interesting things.  Pair them with neuroscientists, and we begin to get an inkling of how we think and how our brains work. Here’s an experiment.  Describe the following scenario to a group of subjects.  You are standing on … Continue reading

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Temptation

I’m sitting here in the living room, and that apple crisp that Gene made this afternoon is in the kitchen.  It’s calling to me, tempting me.  I can hear it.  I know I should resist temptation, but today it’s so … Continue reading

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Release date

Woo-Hoo!  I have  a release date for my most recent novel, “Seeking Hyde.”  It will be available on October 22 from Dreamspinner Press. From the book’s cover: When Brent Hyde arrives home from college to find his parents missing from … Continue reading

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Gotta code…

Sometimes I’m sort of like Gene Kelly.  He’s “gotta dance,” and I “gotta code.” This is a follow-on to my last two posts.  I wrote some javascript code that lets you input the number of trials, the length of the … Continue reading

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The Hot Hand

Every basketball fan knows the scenario.  Some player has a “hot hand.”  He–or she–makes what seems like an extraordinary string of three-point shots.  The coaches and players change their offensive and defensive strategies, convinced that a player in the midst … Continue reading

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Chances are…

Chances are, you don’t know what you think you know. I got an email today that criticized academics for “not being open to new ways of thinking” and “only being interested in rooting out heresy.”  I’m an academic, and this … Continue reading

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My new blog

So I’ve had a blog before, but I didn’t really keep it up and no one much visited.  This is a new effort, and I hope to make several entries each week. My plan was to have a clever little … Continue reading

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