Patents, Publishing and Innovation

When is it better to "do it yourself"? What inspires creativity and what sustains it? I'm sure freedom is a factor, I'm not sure profit is. As a scientist, I had experience with the dichotomy of the $1 patent and the $100,000 product. I should explain. An inventor might receive a one-time payment of $1 for the discovery and writing … Continue reading Patents, Publishing and Innovation

Art Healing Tragedy; Reflections from NYC

I love art for the way it helps heals us after tragedy. When the sheer facts are overwhelming, creative avenues may open up to keep us from despair. Ten years ago when I was on the bus in Manhattan on my way to work, the unthinkable happened here. And in the aftermath, I was among those rushing … Continue reading Art Healing Tragedy; Reflections from NYC