On Clairvoyance

The motivation behind writing Zipporah, Pharaoh, and the Bomb came from remembering some ganzfeld and other psi experiments in which I participated in the 1980s. These were at the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man (previously the Parapsychology Laboratory, now the Rhine Research… Read More ›

Faux Arabic

I ran across this funny bit of graphic design today while looking through Spotify for “Fakarouni” by the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum. (Both her name and the titles of her songs have various spellings in English.) Above are the cover images… Read More ›


The more I sit at the computer to communicate, the worse my handwriting becomes. I’m buying extra birthday cards now, just in case my signature in one is so bad I can’t bear to send it. And the mortality rate on… Read More ›