FIRST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

I selected SMASHWORDS to publish my first eBook, a book of poems, titled green. green beckons us. green evokes life. green is a sanctuary. Carbon manifests itself in green and humanity is a manifestation of carbon’s innate desire to organize itself at higher and higher levels of complexity. The story of green is interwoven in our Read More …

DISCOVERING OUR ROOTS

In a 2014 article in Time Magazine opinion article Gregory Rodriquez says that genealogy is nearly as popular as pornography as Americans obsessed with their ancestry has spawned a billion-dollar cottage industry. ABC News Good Morning America reports that genealogy is now a $1.6 billion hobby. The obsession with ancestry helps explain the popularity of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” which Read More …

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TRIBE?

Genealogical research can only go so far as it is based on written documentation. The farther back in time one goes written records become more and more scarce. Ultimately, written records are nonexistent. DNA research now provides a means to trace one’s ancestry back in time by determining the most recent genetic mutation in your Read More …