About Dana

Hi friends. Thank you for clicking and having a little curiosity about the author of this subject.

My history in the writing biz … and in many other biz’ is wide and deep. My vocational career tramples through the worlds of chemistry, engineering, academia, music, Information Technology, government contracting, gaming, aerospace (including classified stuff), and a bunch of other areas … and of course writing and publishing (the last being fairly new).

My avocational endeavors include oenology (all things wine), music (I play a half-dozen instruments, none of them really well), motorcycle restoration and racing, Tango dancing, some [past] sports (including figure skating and triathlon), and on-line gaming (I love to play World of Warcraft 😉

In the writing world, I’ve written hundreds of scientific position and white papers, probably a thousand pieces in the field of Project Management (proprietary company stuff), and have published four books — two under my own publishing banner (Azure Reading Books). Two of the books are on Project Management and the other two are for parents and teachers of special needs children. A handful of my papers are/were on the space shuttle fuel (back in the 80’s when I was an Organic Chemist).

I’ve also taught graduate level college courses, also in the field of Project Management. I actually had PhD’s in my classes … and yet never finished my BS … I call that “no teacher left behind” 🙂

So by now you’re probably asking how I can write about mainstream psychology. Where did I get my education? You probably noticed I have no formal academic credentials … in any field. So what gives me any authority? The answer is quite simple. I have ideas, and I write about them. My ideas are novel (in my humble opinion), and don’t conform to contemporary psychology. As the movie says, “I don’t need no stinkin’ badges.” And especially with the blog format, I now have a ready platform for my ideas.

As you read about my “Lowerarchy of Needs”, you’ll begin to notice that my perspective comes from a very basic notion: everything and each thing we say and do is driven by some need we have. I start there and built. I correlate and use logic and observation. I noticed that we each of us is driven by hundreds of DIFFERENT needs. And yet, we share them. They can be put into buckets and described. After watching, documenting, and correlating behaviors for almost 20 years, patterns emerged. Those patterns are very consistent. I dug around and didn’t find anyone else looking at human behavior the same way. In fact so many of our “higher” educational psychology courses still teach the antiquated (and flawed) concept put down by Maslow. I wanted to bring a different awareness to light.

Please follow along, take what you like into your world, and become the better human being you want to be.

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