Portfolio

My most recent work is available on my blogs, The Thinking Meat Project, where I write about brain science, human behavior, human evolution, and related topics, and The Science Word Geek, where I write about the origins of scientific terms. You can learn more about my Thinking Meat work by taking a look at my book reviews and longer articles.

My other work is listed below.

Book review: Fully present: The science, art, and practice of mindfulness, by Susan L. Smalley and Diana Winston Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 14, Issue 48, November 30, 2010)

Book review: Among the great apes: Adventures on the trail of our closest relatives, by Paul Raffaele Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 14, Issue 47, November 23, 2010)

Book review: When good thinking goes bad: How your brain can have a mind of its own, by Todd C. Riniolo Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 13, Issue 32, August 4, 2009)

Book review: The hedgehog’s dilemma: A tale of obsession, nostalgia, and the world’s most charming mammal, by Hugh Warwick Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 13, Issue 27, June 30, 2009)

Book review: The Van Gogh blues: The creative person’s path through depression, by Eric Maisel Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 13, Issue 8, February 17, 2009)

Book review: Living deeply: The art and science of transformation in everyday life, by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten, and Tina Amorok Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 13, Issue 7, February 10, 2009)

Book review: Your brain on Cubs: Inside the heads of players and fans, edited by Dan Gordon Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 12, Issue 28, July 8, 2008)

“Walking Into the Future: Pedestrian-Friendly Communities,” The Ryder, March 18, 2008, 19-21.

Book review: Managing your mind: The mental fitness guide, by Gillian Butler and Tony Hope Posted on Metapsychology Online Reviews (Volume 12, Issue 10, March 4, 2008)

“Valedictory for Galileo,” The Ryder, October 2003, 28-32.

“Ancient Mayans Meet Modern Media.” Indiana Alumni Magazine 65:3 (January/February 2003): 28-30.

“Strange Happenings,” Research & Creative Activity 24 (Spring 2002): 25-27.

“Going with the Flow,” Research & Creative Activity 24 (Spring 2002): 18-19.

“Quantum Mechanics Meets the Information Age,” Research & Creative Activity 23 (September 2000): 25-27.

“The World’s Most Performed Playwright,” LSAmagazine 23 (Fall
1999): 5-6, 8-10.

“The Human Face of Information,” Research & Creative Activity 22 (September 1999): 46-47.

“Making the Connection,” Research & Creative Activity 22 (September
1999): 34.

“New Opportunities in New Media,” Research & Creative Activity
22 (September 1999): 44-45.

“Farming Brings Change in Plains Weather,” Discovery Online News
Brief, July 28, 1998.

“Energy From the Wind,” Research & Creative Activity 20 (January 1998): 11-13.

“Meeting Energy Needs, Maintaining the Environment,” Research & Creative Activity 20 (January 1998): 14.

Changing Federal Science Funding and Policy, Occasional Paper, no. 2 (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study, 1997)

Funding the Future, Occasional Paper, no. 1 (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana
University Institute for Advanced Study, 1997)

“Coming Home” (an autobiographical essay), Star Thrower Publishing, 1997.

“Healthy Sexuality and Adolescents,” Research & Creative Activity 20
(September 1997): 27.

“Reconceptualizing Sexual Arousal,” Research & Creative Activity 20 (September 1997): 21-22, 24-26.

“Serving the Community, Enriching the Profession,” Research & Creative
Activity
20 (September 1997): 23.

“Bringing Public Finance Home,” Research & Creative Activity 20
(April 1997): 34.

“Public Finance, Public Affairs,” Research & Creative Activity 20
(April 1997): 31-33.

“Avoiding Purple Leisure,” Research & Creative Activity 19 (January 1997): 26.

“A Legacy of Help for Young Athletes,” Research & Creative Activity 19 (January 1997): 20-22.

“Finding the Shape of Information,” Research & Creative Activity 19
(September 1996): 15-19.

“Scoping Out the Future: IU’s New Telescope Opens the Heavens,” The Ryder, June 1996, 6-8.

“A Comet for My Birthday,” The Ryder, March 15, 1996, 18-21.

“Astronomy’s Top Ten: 1995,” The Ryder, January 26, 1996, 10-11.

“Galileo: Long Distance Voyager,” The Ryder, December 1995, 22-25.

Articles in Great Events from History: Science and Technology (Salem Press, 1991):

  • DeVaucouleurs identifies the local supercluster of galaxies
  • Eddington formulates the mass–luminosity law for stars
  • Hale discovers strong magnetic fields in sunspots
  • Hale oversees the installation of the Hooker Telescope on Mount Wilson
  • Hartmann discovers the first evidence of interstellar matter
  • Hertzsprung notes the relationship between color and luminosity of stars
  • Hertzsprung uses Cepheid variables to calculate the distances to stars
  • Hubble demonstrates that other galaxies are independent systems
  • Manabe and Wetherald warn of the greenhouse effect and global warming
  • Russell announces his theory of stellar evolution