Contributing Authors

Ken JP Stuczynski

Ken is a second-generation jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has pursued varied interests all his life, from science, parapsychology, and world religions, to metaphysics, cult research, and Chinese studies.  More recent interests include history, politics, and futurism. His degree is from D’Youville College in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology.  Currently he is an interfaith minister that earns his living as owner of a web development company, as well as teaching vets Tai Chi and Chi Kung twice a week at a local VA center. He has recently taken on beekeeping with his daughter at an organic farm. This site is his creation, and serves in part as an archive of his various writings over the years, published and unpublished.

He currently lives with his wife and many pets in South Buffalo, New York, doing most of the home maintenance and remodelling himself, but is predominantly glued to the computer chair in his home office.  Getting out whenever he can, he enjoys meeting new people and participating in various community service projects, as well as spending an occasional weekday on an organic farm CSA.  A moderator of the Global Citizenship forum on LinkedIn with Jim Shanor, his personal goal is to meet and hug pretty much everyone in the world.

Barry Fagin

Dr Fagin graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1982, and received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987. He is currently Professor of Computer Science at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Dr Fagin has maintained a lifelong interest in connecting the world of ideas to the world of politics. He is the founder of Families Against Internet Censorship, a successful plaintiff in the Supreme Court case of Reno v. ACLU et. al. He has appeared on Montel Williams, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, MS/NBC and the Colorado PBS show “Independent Thinking”. His columns have appeared in national papers, including the Christian Science Monitor and Newsday, as well as every major newspaper in his home state of Colorado, where he has testified before the General Assembly. Dr. Fagin was recently elected to Who’s Who in America, and is a 2009 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

In addition to numerous columns for the popular media, Dr Fagin is the author of over thirty scholarly papers covering areas of computer science and public policy. He is the co-inventor of the Crandall-Fagin multiplication algorithm, used to discover the world’s largest prime numbers. He is also a former Information Director for ACM/SIGCAS, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Dr Fagin is a committed scientist and critical thinker. He is a contributing writer for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a member of the Rocky Mountain Skeptics, Sigma Xi, the MAA and AAAS. He is a National Civil Liberties Award recipient, a Research Associate at the Independence Institute, and lay Torah reader at Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs. He has two children in college. A Fulbright Scholar and a fluent Russian speaker, he has translated pages for the web site of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater and Kirov Ballet.  In his spare time, Dr. Fagin is a professional jazz pianist.

Jim Shanor

Jim Shanor is a Somaliphile, has a Kenyan family in Nakuru, and organizes the export of African arts and crafts from Kenya. His formal education began in rural Osage County and continued in Tulsa for twelve years. He then tumbled into the outside worlds of California, South America and Africa.

His posts will appear from time to time on “Wildcard Wednesday”.

Jeremy Gloff

Jeremy Gloff is an independent musician and writer residing in Tampa, Florida.  He was selected as one of the Top 10 Best Local Music Artists of 2011 by Tampa Bay Times and has been featured on Showtime’s “Penn And Teller: Bullshit”.  Jeremy is the controversial columnist of “Cynical and Southern”. THIS, Jeremy Gloff’s 17th album was released on Crunks Not Dead Records on Monday, May 9, 2011.

His posts will appear from time to time on “Wildcard Wednesday”.

Bob Hubbard

Bob is a former independent candidate for President having run in the 2008 election as a Jeffersonian Constitutionalist. With a strong belief in personal responsibility, small government and independence, Bob examines historical issues and political concepts in what he hopes are thought provoking articles. An accomplished photographer and web designer, Bob lives in Buffalo NY with his wife, 3 cats and a bearded dragon named Fluffy. His interests are politics, rights, history and science fiction. His posts and articles are published weekly on Saturdays.