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Jun 19, 2022

Laura Pavlakovich didn’t even need to hear the end of the Dobzhansky template before she blurted, “Oh, I know my one word — it’s COMMUNITY.” Buried in the middle of this excellent episode is a wonderful (and pure ABT structured!) story Laura tells about meeting the mother of a Type One child. This interview...


Jun 6, 2022

DESCRIPTION:   Dr. Zen Faulkes, longtime ABT fan and professor at McMaster University in Canada talks about his new book, “Better Posters:  Plan, Design and Present an Academic Poster.”  Long ago I used the abstract of a paper he co-authored on parasitology as the “type specimen” for the DHY (Despite,...


May 4, 2022

Two years ago last month we pulled together the first 50 participants for the ABT Framework course. 25 rounds later, it was time to pull together 8 of them to discuss what they got out of the course and how they’ve used it. It’s a great discussion and huge validation of the course. Yay!

Randy Olson


Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Karel Liem (1935-2009) was the best of the best as ichthyologist, teacher, prankster and all-around good guy. Thankfully I managed to include him in “Flock of Dodos” where he told about having had 8 bypasses on his heart. Fisheries biologist Julie Claussen (and ABT course advisor) and Liem student Dr. Dana Ono...


Apr 5, 2022

A year ago, Harvard senior and great guy Lincoln Sorscher interviewed me for his undergraduate thesis titled, "Humor’s Efficacy in Communicating Climate Change Messaging.” I gave him such a jaundiced perspective he described my attitude as “self-admitted embitterment." Joining us in this discussion are Australian...