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   • Jacqui Kinnie
   • Karen Koenig
   • Bob Magill
   • Noel Smith
   • Barbara Walker
   • Jack Wayne
   • Barry Zack

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Barabara Chertok's Article

This image and the accompanying story is brought to us courtesy of the Hearing Health Foundation.

To read the Hearing is Believing story, click on this link to download the PDF.


Hearing Implants

It began in 2009 with a pain on the left side of Jessica’s head. An MRI revealed two brain tumors, one on each auditory nerve. The tumor on the left side was large and life threatening, pressing on her brainstem. Later that year, Jessica Toews was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a genetic disorder causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Jessica’s NF2 was characterized by bilateral acoustic neuromas.

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Dan Dana

Dan is HUSBAY's self-appointed Haiku Laureate, specializing in his invented form, the haiku quintet (click to browse his expanding library). Here’s a sampling of special interest to secular humanists:

I Tried – in the end, I failed

Manatee – we should be more like you

Christian Cosmologists – a rarely sighted creature

What Is Nothing? – cosmology’s most fundamental question

Glidepath – the ground is rising

Staring into the Abyss – let’s pay attention

Now – full moon setting over Sarasota Bay

The Swing – a moment in racial history

My Dad’s Afterlife – he still breathes in me

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You can find more on this page: http://www.dandana.us/poems/

You can also learn moe about Dan by visitng our Who's Who page.

Dan has authored four books, two of which we feature below. For information on the others, please click on this link. Click on either of the book covers for specifics on that selection.


This short book, only 8,000 finely crafted words, is destined to be one of the most cited and influential modern treatises on atheism and secular humanism.

It focuses squarely on the inherent irrationality of religion, and reveals its utter irreconcilability with science. Offering several "reconciliation theories" to people of faith, it forces every reader to make a choice.

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This slim book makes a compelling case that the future of humanity would be better served by limiting procreation. A natural extension of secular humanism, Dr Dana draws from settled science the recognition that, across geologic time, the total weight of suffering in the world far exceeds the pleasures enjoyed by the privileged few. Using his signature “haiku quintet” poetic form, he artfully leads the reader to this inescapable ethical conclusion. Finally, he offers high-empathy readers practical ways to implement this compassionate worldview, which may initially appear remotely abstract. The nulled occupants of the future would thank us if they could. Advocates of human rights will discover here a powerful arrow in their quiver for opposing the anti-humanistic forces that maintain today’s unsustainable population growth.

Starting by sharing "My Personal Journey to Atheism," the author then employs the novel poetic form of haiku quintets to concisely describe mind-expanding bits of science (fact, not fiction, mostly cosmology) and its bond to secularism. Skeptics will enjoy "Ode to Scientism" and its rejection of supernaturalism, followed by "Debunking Creationism with Science and Reason." The book concludes with a survey of quotes by famous scientists about their atheism

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Bonnie Friedman

Bonnie, who spends her snowbird time in Washington, DC, has an important book, especially in this day and age. It's entitled Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One. Click the cover for more information.


Reading this book will make you a strong, successful advocate—ready to take charge, act with confidence and move mountains for someone you love. Hospitals can be scary—even terrifying—for patients, families and friends. Bonnie Friedman knows the fear and worry firsthand. She's lived through it 14 times over 24 years, fighting for her husband's wellbeing. Now she's sharing her hard-won wisdom. This book will help you be a strong, successful advocate ready to...
• COPE: Take care of yourself during a stressful time

• UNDERSTAND: Communicate effectively with doctors and nurses • PARTICIPATE: Be an integral member of the care team

• MANAGE: Make the most of what the hospital has to offer
• ACT: Know what to do if things go wrong

• PLAN: Prepare for discharge and next steps

Hospital Warrior is a practical guide to advocating for a loved one. It is also a story of love, family and thriving.

She can be reached at this address: bonnie@hospitalwarrior.com

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Richard Goscicki

Rich's four books are featured below. The one at the top row (left) is a departure from what he's wrtten in the past. He concentrates on the planet, which is bad need of saving.

Click on any cover to get more information.

Saving Gaia Mirror Reversal
We're in the middle of the Holocene Extinction and few people even talk or care about it. It's the most important event of the geologic age, the last mass extinction being 65 million years ago. An expert on extinction, Dr. David Jablonski of the University of Chicago, predicts by mid-century all the familiar animals we grew up with will be gone forever. The "narrowly endemic" species, with a limited environmental niche like the koala bear, magnificent parrots and hummingbirds are the first to go. But lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, polar bears, rhinos, elephants - the painful list runs on and on, practically any animal you can think of - will certainly become extinct as well! At the turn of the twenty-second century, 80 years from now, on seeing and living with the devastation, the citizens of the new century are bound to ask tearfully, "What were you thinking? How could you let it happen? The animals are all gone. The Earth is ravaged and devastated. Didn't you have any brains?

Out of the Looking Glass...Mirror Reversal is a unique contribution to popular psychology and science fiction by platforming a torrid tale of one woman's descent into the depths of human misery on a solid understanding of basic principles of social science. Fast moving, sometimes riveting in its narrative, Goscicki's fascinating story-telling updates Catch 22 and Orwellian concepts in a novel illuminating the dark side of human nature.

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High School With Rudy   Pot Stories
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, once witnessed an exorcism. We need to get the devil out of our lives all right, but the devil is our own superstition. The anecdotes and vignettes of high school life in Kennedy-era Brooklyn, are nothing compared to acknowledging and reckoning with a serious national problem: the religious right continues to indoctrinate our kids.   With medical and recreational marijuana slowly becoming legalized across the nation with state by state falling like dominoes, anyone interested in learning more about the history and attributes of the euphoriant will enjoy Mr. Goscicki’s amusing and educational story. It’s more about Shakespeare, art and classical music than it is about seamy and sordid drug deals.

Bob Magill

Bob has published two books. Michael's Cut is a novel (in print format) published in 1994. It is currently available on Amazon, using this link (or click in the cover). Bob also appears on our Who's Who page.

Michael's Cut

Hipster Michael Workman scrutinizes the seedy jazz and rythm-and blues clubs from ocean to ocean and around the world in search of those illusive icons of the all-American dream: love and happiness. Chompsky-esque tirades lurk amongst the rip-offs and rewards that climax this newest entry in that particularly American literary sub-genre called the Novel of the Road.

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Bob wrote 52 (Count 'Em) 52 in 2014. It's available on Amazon as a Kindle version for only $.99. Just click on the cover and get yourself a bargain.

Michael's Cut

Provocative collection of status quo challenges to just about everything we take for granted including our history, mores, polity and assumptions about the future. Unflattering remarks claiming the English language is wimpy. New discoveries in anthropology suggest your ggg grandfather was a Neanderthal. What to do with your money that may be the worst idea ever; then again, maybe not. Noam Chomsky explains why we are the most fundamentalist society on the planet. Worse than the Taliban! A Maui cult as future-shock.

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Jacqui Kinnie*

"My name is NUTMEG,' she screamed - Kindle Edition

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There was once, really and truly there was, a wonderful place called Children’s Garden, in Marin County, California. Broken children came to be mended. This is the story of Nutmeg. Click the cover for more information, including ordering the book.

*Jacqui is no longer with us, and she is sorely missed.







Ernie Kinnie

In addtion to the book shown below, Ernie also has a website. You can learn more about that on our Who's Who page. You can also click on the cover below for informartion on that title. Ernie can be contacted at  kinniee@comcast.net.

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A true tale of the Wild West of long ago.

The way it really was among the miners and soiled doves, not the sugar coated stories of books and movies.


Karen R. Koenig

Karen is a psychotherapist in practice for 30+ years and an expert on eating psychology which is the how and why, not the what, of eating. She helps chronic dieters and emotional, binge, and overeaters become “normal” eaters. Among her seven books, she has two awards and ten foreign translations. Videos about all her books can be found on her website. You can learn more about Karen from our Who's Who page.

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“Helping “Helping “Helping “Helping

Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers



Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems




Seven Keys to a Permanent Positive Relationship with Food



A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!

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James D. Livingston

James has an extensive body of work. We show only two of his covers below, but reveal information about the entire collection. Click on a book cover or any link below for more information on that particular work.

Rising Force Rising Force

From Peter Pan to Harry Potter, from David Copperfield to levitating toys, there is magic in conquering gravity. In this first-ever popular introduction to "maglev" - the use of magnetic forces to overcome gravity and friction - the author takes readers on a journey of discovery, from basic concepts to today's most thrilling applications.

The tour begins with examples of our historical fascination with levitation and then introduces the fundamentals of gravitational and magnetic forces, force balance, and stability of levitation. After discussing the basics of specialized topics like diamagnetism, superconductivity, and sensors and feedback systems, he reviews the many applications of maglev in modern science and technology.

The book's literally uplifting coverage includes flying frogs, levitated sumo wrestlers, maglev surgery inside a living pig, and magnetic bearings inside heart pumps, wind turbines, energy-storage flywheels, integrated circuit manufacture, maglev trains - and much more. Included are 38 illustrations.


In 1897, thousands of adventurers headed north to Yukon country to seek their fortunes in the famed Klondike Gold Rush. Among those seeking gold in the cold was Mary Alice Livingston, a 36-year-old unmarried mother of four, recently tried in New York for the alleged murder of her mother with poisoned clam chowder.

This tells the true story, based on period newspaper accounts, of her exciting adventures on the crowded steamer to Alaska, in a hastily-built tent city at the mouth of the Yukon, and with native Alaskans in the heart of Yukon country, where she braved a winter of four-hour days and temperatures as low as 64 below. But in the Yukon, she found love, and returned to New York with a husband (her first) and a baby (her fifth). This is a brief sequel to Arsenic and Clam Chowder, which describes Mary Alice's early life, her 1895 arrest and 1896 trial for the alleged murder of her mother.

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Arsenic and Clam Chowder:
Murder in Gilded Age New York

(SUNY Press, 2010)

For six weeks in 1896, New York City was transfixed by the sensational murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston Fleming. Mary Alice was accused of poisoning her own mother with an arsenic-laced clam chowder delivered to the victim by her 10-year-old granddaughter. An exciting legal battle set in a city undergoing dramatic change.

A Very Dangerous Woman:
Martha Wright and Women’s Rights

(with Sherry H. Penney, University of Massachusetts Press, 2004)

The dramatic life story of Martha Coffin Wright, one of the organizers of the historic 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention. She was also a pioneer in the abolition movement, and her home was a station on the Underground Railroad. Her preserved correspondence provides an unequaled insider’s view of 19th-century reform and family life.

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Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets
(Harvard University Press, 1996)

From the “new” science of materials to everyday technology, Driving Force makes the workings of magnets a matter of practical wonder. The book will inform and entertain technical and nontechnical readers alike and will give them a clearer sense of the force behind so much of the working world.

Electronic Properties of Engineering Materials
(John Wiley & Sons, 1999)

Developed for an MIT undergraduate course in materials science and engineering, this text uses a balance of classical and quantum physics and chemistry to introduce the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors. The writing style is much lighter than most engineering and science texts, and is very popular with students.

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Noel Smith

Noel is one of the founders of HUSBAY, and has done some serious writing, as you will see below.We show just two of his book covers, but offer descriptions of the rest of his works a little futher down.

Click on a cover, below to learn more. You can read more about Noel on our Who's Who page.

Myth of Mind Reassssessment in Psychology

The first chapter of THE MYTH OF MIND examines the characteristics of constructs and events and provides criteria for examining the four topics each of which has a chapter. These chapter topics are (a) mind-brain, (b) consciousness, (c) freewill-determinism, and (d) sensation. These four topics are a source of major contentions in psychology. The sixth and final chapter consists of a review and conclusions.

Throughout the book, interbehavioral field psychology is given prominence as a system that can obviate many of the problems of psychology. It treats psychological events as interrelations of organism and surroundings that comprise the causal factors in behavior rather than assuming that the organism or its brain is self-caused and carries the entire weight of explanation. It also remedies the failure of biological orientations to recognize that while brain is a necessary condition as is environment, neither is a sufficient condition.

The aim of THE MYTH OF MIND is to provide psychologists with an alternative to mainstream approaches and to show how an approach starting investigation first with observations of events in nature rather than with traditional constructs can lead to a more scientific and effective orientation to both research and application.


A collection of articles prepared in honor of J.R. Kantor and his systematic viewpoint of the science of psychology. The interbehavioral alternative represents a clear departure from the traditions of dualism and simple reductionism: it identifies with natural science and replaces the paradigm accepted by most versions of psychology. Unlike other schools of psychology, it begins with the observed events of an integrated field involving an organism in reciprocal or ecological relation with other factors in the field.

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More From Noel Smith

Here is information on Noel's other works.

The Science of Psychology:
An Interbehavioral Survey Hardcover

Published: July 16, 2009

Co-written with J.R. Kantor. This volume presents the data and interpretations of the psychological domain as the contents of a natural science. As a natural science, psychology departs radically from the traditional mind-body or dualistic doctrines, which hold that organisms are composed of psychic structures or functions that are manifested by or correspond to anatomical and physiological actions or behavior. Accordingly, the materials of this volume are derived exclusively from observations of organisms as they interact with objects, other organisms, and conditions encountered in their environments. Interbehavioral psychology regards psychological events as definite organized fields in which organisms and stimulus objects interbehave, and that what happens in detail is based upon previous confrontations of the organisms and stimulus objects under specific conditions prevailing at the time.

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Greek and Interbehavioral Psychology
Selected and Revised Papers of Noel W. Smith
Published: 1993

In this book, the author uses a selection of twenty-six of his papers in which he sets forth both interbehavioral psychology and Hellenic Greek psychology together with psychological concepts of hunter-gatherers, Egyptians, and Indo-Europeans. Contents: I. Introduction. II. Pre-Greek, Greek, and Indian Psychology. III. Interbehavioral Psychology: General Framework; Special Topics; Studies Concerning the Founder of Interbehavioral Psychology; Tribute; Selected Bibliography.

An Analysis of Ice Age Art:
Its Psychology and Belief System

(American University Studies : Series, XX

Published in 1992. Review by Robert G. Bednarik

Rock art studies stand to gain considerably from the involvement by psychologists (and some recent efforts in this area, such as that of Australians J. Bradshaw and L. Rogers have been exceptionally successful). But this book delivers not a single one of the promises implied in its title: instead of addressing Ice Age art, it deals almost exclusively with just one component(parietal art) of the Ice Age art of one small region (the Franco-Cantabrian region, a term eschewed by the author who misconstrues it as implying a French part of Cantabria). The book is not an analysis in the usual sense of the word, nor is there any attempt at scientific rigour, and the only belief system about which the reader becomes well informed is the author’s own.

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The terminology pertaining to rock art research is atrocious, consisting mostly of various invented terms (such as pectoglyph), misused terms and misunderstood terms. The author is unfamiliar with recent developments, for instance in rock art dating, and scholars are badly misquoted. The book can serve as an example of what happens when a professor of psychology perceives four hypotheses about some rock art in a far-away country, having read about it in books, and then sets out to prove his hypothesis by selecting any confirming evidence and ignoring whatever might contradict his pet theories: that the cave art is the work of shamans, and that the anthropomorphs depicted in it are dead shamans.

Current Systems of Psychology:
History, Theory, Research, and Applications

Released 2001

Noel Smith presents a comprehensive and engaging text that strives to tell students "what today's systems of psychology are saying." He offers in-depth coverage of more recent systems of psychology, beyond the traditional classical systems of psychology. Smith focuses on the core areas of psychological systems that have impact today, such as the cognitive system, the humanistic system, the psychoanalytic systems, the behavioral system, the ecological perspective, and the phenomenological approach.

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Joyce Stith

Joyce write a guide for student writing in 1982. Copies are still avaialble. Click the book cover for more information.


This is a text for beginning college students to introduce them to the the art of writing college essays. It covers the basics of organizing an essay: stating and proving a thesis, supporting it with evidence, writing an introduction and a conclusion, and using the prestige dialect. The explanations are clearly and simply stated and backed up with exercises for both oral classroom exploration and home study.

Barbara Walker

Barbara is a busy gal. She's done artwork, written many books on religion and sprituality, and, in her spare time, produces knitting and knitwear design. With so much of her stuff out there, we can only show a modicum of her work. More about Barbara on our Who's Who page.

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Below the list, see the cover and synopis for The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.

Walker Collection

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A List of Barbara's Other Works

Artwork History/Spirituality Knitting/Knitwear Design
The Barbara Walker Tarot Deck  Man Made God: A Collection of Essays   A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (1 -4)
The I Ching of the Goddess Card Deck  The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism  The Craft of Lace Knitting 
  The Essential Handbook of Women's Spirituality and Ritual  The Craft of Cable-Stitch Knitting 
  The I Ching of the Goddess The Craft of Multicolor Knitting
  The Book of Sacred Stones: Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World
  The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone   
Restoring the Goddess: Equal Rites for Modern Women 
  Amazon: A Novel  
  Belief and Unbelief 

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Women's Encyclopedia

Barbara Walker's The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (HarperCollins, 1983) is an extremely valuable reference, based on the author's wide reading in folklore and mythology. It documents, entry by entry, the fate and historic distortion of matriarchal religion by triumphant patriarchy in the last few thousand years and makes sense of many of the seemingly senseless customs and rationalizations of creeds and beliefs of our major religions and our folkloric traditions.

The Los Angeles Times called it a feminist-scholar's gold mine and a browser's delight. The San Francisco Chronicle called the book a mountain of scholarship, a vast mass of supremely documented material.

Click on the cover for more.

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Jack Wayne

Jack Wayne spends a good deal of his time behind a camera. This has resulted in a great volume of work, many of which are shown at his presentations. Much of this can be revealed by clicking on this link. Below are some examples. Jack can also be found on our Who's Who page. Should you wish to reach him, his email address is jack.wayne@canadianscholars.ca

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Banking on the Baroque

That's what Claudia does...

The life of a bank regulator can involve a lot of travel, which turned out to be a plus for Claudia Holmes. In the quiet of hotel rooms, she had ample time to practice her recorder. One of her recorders, that is, and one of a healthy collection of early instruments that have provided her with enormous gratification. Well, most of them.

“I have 10-12 recorders, three harps, a mountain dulcimer, which I’m still learning how to play, and some noisy instrument I forget the name of now—a reed instrument, and obnoxious-sounding,” said Holmes, 68. “It’s not a shawm. It’s a double reed. I haven’t mastered the art of playing a reed instrument well, so it’s probably a good idea I decided to ditch the oboe. Read more by clicking here.

Claudia Holmes

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Barry Zack

Barry is the HUSBAY's webmaster and currently Vice President for the group. His only published novel (at least so far) is described below. Click on the cover if you want to join the thousands of others who have purchased the book - would you believe scores? You read more about Barry on our Who's Who page.

Jewish Lightning

What could go wrong, indeed? When will the lightning strike again? These are some questions readers are sure to ask as they travel with the protagonist, Henry Katz, along one perilous path after another.

Not long after his first "cutting-edge" religious experience, Henry develops some Supreme doubts. Throughout life, these add to his difficulties. Can he believe in a deity that imposes such a cruel initiation on a one-week-old child? Jewish Lightning answers the question in forceful prose.

His penchant for experimentation with chemicals as unstable as he keeps the action coming. Henry Katz's story is told with combination of wit, irony and affection.

The author’s Brooklyn, Jewish background gives the reader a sense of place and indexes the catalogue of neuroses that proliferate in that setting. Although this is a coming-of-age novel, the character never quite comes of age. Just when you think he has risen above his earlier challenges, Henry manages to create new ones, even more hazardous than those previous.

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Ingred Cardozo

(Writes Under the Pseudonym,Ingrid Goeller)

Ingred has published her memoir about surviving Nazi Germany and hardship in the US. She has also produced a children's book. See below and click on the covers for additional information.

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Jewish Lightning
Overcoming and Adapting:
How I survived Nazi Germany and Hardship in America

This memoir is the story of a young girl who survived Nazi Germany and emigrated to the U.S. with her mother in 1950. Rather than finding her dream of becoming a star in Hollywood, she found hardship and was forced to work in a plant nursery at age 15. Married at 16, Ingrid's husband took her to live in a trailer in the woods of North Florida. There was no electricity or running water.

Jewish Lightning
Fuzzy Takes Flight

It's a story about a catepillar that had just one wish.

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