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How the Childfree Plan for End of Life

What are you going to do when you get old? As much as I hate this question, I love how creative the childfree have been in their response to this. Not by words but by actions. Recently the New York Times featured an article about childfree...Show More Summary

Ever Thought About Writing an Op-Ed? Here are Some Tips

Do you enjoy reading op-eds? Have you ever thought about writing one?  Writing them is not as easy as it may seem, and to get them accepted for print is competitive business. Why? The op-ed pages of major newspapers are read by businesspeople, scholars and those at the highest levels of government.… Read more

LiveTrue Book Review: The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

How could a collection of personal essays about “unspeakable acts that teach no easy lessons” not peak one’s curiosity? It did mine. So did author Meghan Daum’s comment of her book, The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion: “I suspect this is the kind of book that winds up being loved and hated in equal measure.… Read more

Public Speaking Skills: The Art of the Acceptance Speech

Every year I try to catch the Academy Awards, of course with interest in the nominees, but also how the Oscar winners give their award acceptance speeches. You’d think that actors would be decent public speakers – and many are – but not so much in one particular public speaking area – acceptance speeches!… Read more

Nonfiction Book Review: Creativity: The Perfect Crime

In 1974, Phillipe Petit illegally walked a tight rope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and set himself apart with his unique formula of boldness and skill. With the fame of such an audacious feat and the many other impressive talents he possesses, Petit began a speaking tour presenting his approach to creative problem solving.… Read more

Washington, DC Haven for Childfree Singles

One more reason to become a lobbyist? The nation’s capital has long been a place that attracts young professionals. Now, information from local income tax data provides some specifics, with a snapshot of the different types of families across D.C. Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

If you want to know yourself, as Socrates once advised us all to do, author Charles Duhigg suggests the place to start is with habits. In The Power of Habit, he makes a compelling case that we are, at bottom, the sum of our habits.… Read more

The Challenge of Finding a Truly Childfree Man...in Africa

I recently received an email from a 35 year old African woman from Nairobi, Kenya who wanted to share her story. I will call her “Kris” as she asked to remain anonymous. She is a good example how an “early articulator” feels and copes as she navigates in a pronatalist culture. Show More Summary

Inside Man Swarm: The Fuller Picture of Population Growth

In developing the new edition of Man Swarm with renowned conservationist Dave Foreman, I learned so much. For example, I used to think that if birth rates decline it must mean population growth is slowing. But as the book discusses, there’s a lot more to the picture.… Read more

Nonfiction Book Review: Happy Wives Club

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner, here’s a review of Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage by LiveTrue book reviewer Melanie Davis. It is a book about author Fawn Weaver’s journey across the world to find happy marriages.… Read more

The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II

Last fall, I posted my interview with Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, and using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Now that the course is over, I asked her a few more questions about her experience of teaching this course.… Read more

On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen.… Read more

Alexandra Paul: Talking Man Swarm & Overpopulation

Alexandra Paul, actor and population activist, gives a glowing endorsement of Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World, and has a great TEDx Talk on overpopulation. Check it out:… Read more

Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience.… Read more

Coming Soon! Second Edition of Man Swarm

I have had the honor of collaborating with renowned conservationist, Dave Foreman, on the second edition of Man Swarm. Details to come this week!… Read more

Dear Childfree Person: You Pretty Much Get It

Dear Childfree Person, I am writing to you to share some vital information that has only become available to me in the last couple of years, since I became a parent. Before that, I was subjected to the same saccharine clichés from parents that you are undoubtedly hearing over and over again. Show More Summary

Register Now and Join your Childfree friends on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise!

We've been talking about it. Now it's finally happening! A Caribbean Cruise with your Childfree friends! Join us on Dec 5-12, 2015 for a cruise with Laura Scott and other Childfree authors on the stunning Italian cruise ship MSC Divina...Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: The Art of Conversation

Author Catherine Blyth knows a present day truth: our ever expanding use of electronic devices for communication, which have us buried in our phones and laptops without even making eye contact with those around us, is causing a loss of in-person communications skills.… Read more

One regret on being childfree?

Kitty Flanagan writes in Fairfax about being childfree. For her, there's no earth shattering angst over becoming, what she likes to call, a "barren spinster". "For me, it just didn't happen. I simply never met the right person and it wasn't something I wanted to do on my own. Show More Summary

Why Having Kids Won't Fulfill You

I was interested to find that the author of a recent Time Magazine article titled "Why Having Kids Won't Fulfill You" was written by a woman who struggled and finally succeeded to have children.Her article was in response to actressShow More Summary

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