This site promotes the writing of James Lyons Walsh, who dropped out of religion and high school as a child, out of sobriety and, a few years later, a prestigious graduate program as an adult, and out of science after finishing his doctorate in middle age. When your civilization is driving full-speed toward the edge of a cliff, dropping out to think about the next move is not the worst idea. One theme of the writing is that choosing to be child-free is generous to people and other living beings in an era of overutilization of resources, including the capacity to absorb our carbon-containing waste gases, which contribute to the climate crisis.

James Lyons Walsh received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from the University of Vermont in 1994 and 1996, respectively. In 2008, he received a certificate of advanced study in adolescence education from the College of Saint Rose. In 2013, he completed the Complex Systems Summer School of the Santa Fe Institute. He received his doctorate in physics in 2020 from the State University of New York at Albany. In addition to teaching as a graduate assistant, he has taught physics and mathematics at Schenectady County Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College and physics at SUNY Albany. He was listed as a teacher ranked as excellent by his students while studying at the University of Illinois in the late Nineties and received an award for academic excellence at the University of Vermont and awards for high test scores and voluntary service at SUNY Albany. 

The memoir Proud Father of None: How I Found My Purpose by Dropping Out of Religion, High School, Sobriety, and a Top Graduate Program on the Way to My PhD is now available on Amazon. 

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