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
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
Robert backpacking Laung Prabang, Laos in 2016.
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.
Robert at the the 10,000 Buddhas Temple in Hong Kong. Only one disagrees.
Blog last updated October 5, 2022
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I read 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 layman's terms. I always add a link to at least one of the journals I have summarized. This way medical people who read the post can see the basic document. I try to pick journal articles that can be accessed by layman.
Robert Harrison Black firstname.lastname@example.org
I have visited many places. Some like Thailand, China, and Hong Kong I have been to many times.
St. Maartin both sides
Russia (West) Saint Petersburg
Russia (East, Siberia)
Turks and Caicos
British Virgin Islands
South Holland the Netherlands
Robert with the head of the Taoist temple and seminary in Taipei Taiwan.
I now have four books in print and one for free:
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 $18.00 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.
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 also available as a Kindle.
Robert H. Black BS, MS, MBA, PE ©,2021 Permission to copy is granted if the source is referenced.
Blog last updated October, 2022
Robert in South America in 2020,
Robert and his wife Harriet in Siberia
Robert and grandson Daniel in Dalian China with a policeman.
The free book A Scientist Investigates God, the Bible, Jesus and the Spirit has been updated.
I expanded the tab Age Successfully to include a suggested diet
I added a short paragraph about Dr. Martin Luther King in the additional materials tab.
Denys Davydov has a youtube.com program on every evening to update everyone on the Ukraine / Russia war. It is the best way to update your self on the war. This war is as important as the Second World War.
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 temperature marking ink