Vulva stones? The essay entitled, “How the Vulva Stone Became a Brachiopod” in Stephen Jay Gould’s book The Lying Stones of Marrakech [1] intrigued me. No, not for prurient reasons. My interest was stimulated by the references to the British philosopher, Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626). As a philosopher who lived at end of the […]

My Autistic Traits

Those of you who have been following my blog know that I have an autistic older brother. Mike is nonverbal and low functioning.  There weren’t many kids like Michael in my home town. After my mother and father, with other parents, started a school for children who were not able to function in the school […]

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