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Evolution of “The Pharm House”

How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House?  My first attempt at writing a …  

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The Borgias

  Speaking of Toxicologist (as in Nicholas Harding in The Pharm House), any aficionados of The Borgias out there? As …  

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Just what is a Toxicologist?

Nicholas Harding, the protagonist in my first novel, The Pharm House, is a toxicologist by training, like myself. When I …  

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The Power of Poisons

A couple of years ago, when I saw that the American Museum of Natural History in New York, was running …  

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Cute and Venomous

“Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.” …  

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The Toxicology of The Terror

Above – HMS Terror shipwreck In my previous blog (The Terror of The Terror), I shared with you my minor …  

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The Terror of The Terror

              Have you ever experienced a story, be it a television show or series, …  

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Character Building: Psychopath vs Sociopath

In recent decades, storytellers through movies, novels and television have put two seemingly sexy and fascinating pop psychology terms into …  

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Synesthesia – A Superpower or a Curse

Synesthesia – The production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of …  

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The Winter Palace- St. Petersburg

The Viking Ingvar arrives at its final port early the morning of October 19th and we awaken in St. Petersburg. …  

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Just Where Do Drugs Come From?

US Pharmaceutical sales topped $450 billion in 2016. This is a mega-industry with considerable political clout in the US. So, …