Why Multitasking Reduces Quality and Intelligence

For years, the term “multitasking” was the thing to do. Do more than one job at a time, and do them all very well. That’s what the experts told us and how we would get ahead. Experts define it this way: Performing two or more tasks simultaneously Switching back and...

Difficulty of writing a new book: What could go wrong?

I’m in the throes of writing a new book, this time with my husband, Rick Kaplowitz, as co-author. It’s a very different experience than the first time I wrote my book. The book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford,...

Same-Sex Relationships, Marriage, and Family-San Francisco Values

Sexuality is an issue that touches every person alive. Our conception is a sexual act, and most societies have rules or norms that set boundaries on sexual behavior. Incest is a common taboo. Human bodies mature to enable sexual relations, and our hormones drive the desire for sexuality — more or less strongly — in most all of us.

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