Blog last updated December 3,  2021

The latest entry is about Dietary fat and carbohydrate

I read many health journals from organizations like The American Medical Association, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and many others. When I find a set of journal articles that may be of general interest I try to summaries them into a short article in lay mans terms. I always add a link to at least one of the journals I have summariesed.  This way medical people who read the post can see the basic document. I try to pick journal articles that can be accessed by lay men. 

​Robert Harrison Black        bob@life401.com


Robert's wife Harriet on their balcony in Antarctica.

Robert (in the blue jacket) on the Spanish steps In Rome.

Robert swimming with the fish 2019.

I have visited many places. Some like Thailand, China, and Hong Kong I have been to many times. In Hong Kong and Thailand, I could be a tour guide.  

Barbados
St. Lucia
Antigua                                                         
Hong Kong
Thailand
Laos
China
Aruba
Curacao
Grenada
St. Maartin the Dutch side
St Thomas
Puerto Rico
Spain
England
Sweden
Russia (West) Saint Petersburg
Finland
Estonia
Denmark
Montenegro
Italy
Croatia
France
Gibraltar
Portugal
Canary Islands
Pago Pago
Fiji
New Caledonia
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Vietnam
South Korea
Russia (East Siberia)
Canada
Mexico
Honduras
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos
Monaco
Macau
Belize
Haiti
Panama
Columbia
British Virgin Islands
Cambodia
Japan
Taiwan
Scotland
South Holland the Netherlands
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
Philippines
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Chile
Argentina
Falkland Islands
Antarctica
Uruguay 

Blog last updated on December 3, 2021


About the author:

Robert Harrison Black is a Christian and member of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church in Jacksonville Florida.

He is a volunteer instructor in happiness, investment, and successful aging  at the University of North Florida Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI).   

He has been a farm kid, a paper boy, a dishwasher, waited counter, a short order cook, a camp counselor, a chemical plant operator a captain in the US Air Force, a scientist, a registered professional engineer, an inventor with 17 US patents in diverse fields. He has been a corporate executive at one time managing over 600 employees and an entrepreneur founding three companies.  

He has traveled to 65 places, spending time with the local people where ever he goes. He backpacked Laos in 2016, spent months in Hong Kong, and more than a year in Thailand. He sailed the Atlantic, the Pacific, Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Member of the American Chemical Society, Mendeley, Science Open, and Research Gate. He is electronically subscribed to BioscienceTechnology, JAMA network, Lancet on line, NEJM on line, and The Scientist.  The author has studied Buddhism and observed Taoism in Thailand and Taiwan. He has meditated with Nichiren Buddhist

Robert with the head of the Taoist temple and seminary in Taipei Taiwan.

Robert backpacking Laung Prabang, Laos  in 2016.

Robert in South America in 2020,

I now have four books in print:

Happy in Intensive Care  is a secular book describing how I was able to stay happy while I was in intensive care. It describes how anyone can remain happy independent of the circumstances. It has minimum Christianity so that it could be used for a secular course in a secular University. Click here to order

It is available at Amazon.com in paperback for $5.52 or Kindle

Happy in Intensive Care Christian Edition is the Christian version. What Psychologists call happy is what Christians call Joy. It is that part of the person unlike pleasure which will depend on circumstances. The book has additional material and is from a Christian perspective.

Available for $7.00 on Amazon. Click here to order from Amazon

Age Successfully  Second Edition is now available on Amazon. It describes how to live a long life free from Infirmities and mental decline.

It is available in paperback for $7.99 on Amazon click here to order  from Amazon.

Life 401 is a book on how to the best make decisions in life. available on Amazon.com for $9.00 click here for ordering. 

It is also available as a Kindle.

Robert H. Black BS, MS, MBA, PE ©,2021 Permission to copy is granted if the source is referenced.

I expanded the tab Age Successfully to include a suggested diet

I have also expanded the life401 tab to include two suggested portfolios. 

Robert and grandson Daniel in Dalian China with a policeman.




Robert at the the 10,000 Buddhas Temple in Hong Kong. Only one disagrees.

Robert and his wife Harriet in Siberia

Credentials of Robert H. Black:

BS Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1961

University of Southern California,  Management studies, 1965

MS Electrical Engineering,  University of Missouri, 1968

MBA Finance,  University of Akron, 1982

Avionics Officer School, 1963

Avionics Staff Officer School, 1968

Member of the Financial Management Association Honorary,

Captain US Air Force November 1962, to February 1970,

Registered Professional Engineer, (he allowed his license to lapse at the end of 2009) 

President and majority owner Dermal Science Corporation,

17 US patents issued,

Member of Medscape an information and education organization for doctors,            

Member Florida Fair Tax  Education Organization,

Toastmasters: Competent Communicator,          

Certified FDIC instructor in financial management

List of Roberts Patents:

Robert H. Black US Patents Issued
 PAT. NO. / Title
 7,262,160 / Dye Product and Method of Treating Clothing for UV Blocking
 6,750,186 / Composition and Method for Cleaning Dishwashers
 6,239,166 / Compositions for killing dust mites and methods of using same
 6,211,128 / Toilet bowl cleaning and sanitizing composition and method of using same
 6,192,524 / Toilet bowl cleaning and sanitizing composition and system and method of using same
 6,090,765 / Composition for cleaning hard surfaces
 5,912,406 / Method of cleaning soiled fabrics
 5,910,474 / Method of rinsing showers clean
 5,837,664 / Aqueous shower rinsing composition and a method for keeping showers clean
 5,587,022 / Method of rinsing showers
 5,536,452 / Aqueous shower rinsing composition and a method for keeping showers clean
 5,009,618 / Method and apparatus for making electrical connecting device
 5,001,680 / Compliant tube baffle
 4,887,247 / Compliant tube baffle
 4,863,402 / Method and apparatus for making electrical connecting device
 4,725,243 / Polarizing key for cable termination
 3,111,413 / Boron oxide derivative high tempera
ture marking ink