When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson first began investigating children who speak of past lives in India, a magistrate contacted him and suggested that Stevenson come to his jurisdiction, where the murder rate was unusually high. Stevenson did, and found many cases there. For some reason, murder and/or premature death are often associated with these strange children. … Continue reading Paranormal World |Children who talk of past lives |Bishen Chand Kapoor
I've been asking myself this question since the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition) in 2013, which dropped the Asperger's diagnosis. But it took me a while to get my hands on a copy of the DSM-5. This week I examined the section on the … Continue reading Autism|Is Asperger’s gone?
When there are more than 600 books about shyness for sale on Amazon, you might wonder why I wrote another one. How could there be anything left to say? Well, because shyness is almost never understood the way I understand it. My central idea is that shyness is natural in most shy people. It's part … Continue reading Why did I write The Shyness Guide?
Recently I read Elizabeth H. Blackburn's 2017 book The Telomere Effect: a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer. Throughout it, I couldn't help thinking how relevant this is to shy people. Dr Blackburn is one of the leading researchers into the genetics of the telomere, that device at the ends of your DNA strands … Continue reading Shyness and your Telomeres
Well, no it isn't. You may have seen the ebook advertised for $1.99 (US) on the Bargain Booksy site, but it remains at $3.99 (Amazon.com), and the equivalent in other currencies. What happened? - Because of a minor change I made on the book's detail page this week (in the book description I believe), Amazon/Kindle … Continue reading Is The Birdcatcher on sale?
On this Christmas morning, after feeding a set of sparrows and starlings who I've been friends with for some years, I had to revisit this photo of a woman I encountered one Christmas morning in a Brooklyn street feeding her pigeons. She also has something in that grocery bag for the grey cat on her … Continue reading Rescuing Nature |Feeding Christmas Birds
Sorry about the lack of posts this month. On a trip to New York City to meet my little 3 month old granddaughter for the first time, I was so mesmerized by her that I left my laptop behind when I returned home. I am going back for it this week - then this blog … Continue reading Sorry about no posts
This is a question that always makes me impatient. I've dealt with it before in my book The Shyness Guide and in previous posts, but I have to say more. Some dreams are meaningful, some aren't. Some hint at meanings, but refuse to reveal them. Yet most people either want to find meaning in all … Continue reading Dreams | What do they mean?
Thinking this week about how my book Skol has had almost no sales, it occurred to me that I might turn that into something positive. For since I first published the book, I have noticed a few things I would like to change. Why not go back and change them? As soon as I had … Continue reading Sorry – I’m returning to the 23rd century|My book Skol is on hold till I get back