Uncles and Etymology

I love vocabulary and etymology. Read this book aloud to your children to teach them to love science, big words, and reading. “Uncles and Etymology” is a large font, 8.5” x 11”, black and white, illustrated, paperback kid’s book for preschoolers and homeschooling. 

You and your child will meet the Alligator Etymologist and the Green-Eyed Robot Doctor.

You and your child might become sesquipedalian! 

“Uncles and Etymology” teaches some important life lessons while being a heartwarming story about uncles and etymology. 

Sesquipedalian means user of big words. Add this book to your kids’ books to read out loud to them. Search Amazon for “BradMD” to find the book.

“BradMD” (Brad Hennenfent, M.D.) went to college at Northwestern University, medical school at the University of Illinois, and did his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Affiliated Hospitals Emergency Medicine Residency Program. They say you need to learn 30,000 new words to be a doctor.

Always Dancing for Freedom!

This is how to do the dance that goes with The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom. First is the video, the words, and then below that is the choreography of gestures for the dance that goes with the The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom. This is aimed at parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and all educators for Freedom. The dance of gestures acts as a mnemonic device to memorize the words. Hopefully, the Dance for Freedom will get better and better! You cannot have Freedom without all the freedoms! The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom is found inside a kid's book by "BradMD" called Freedom is the Purpose of the People of the World.

The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom by BradMD, WORDS:

I pledge allegiance to Freedom:

free will from God,

free thought,

free speech,

free press,

free enterprise, 

free markets, 

free trade,

freedom of assembly, and

freedom of opportunity.

Freedom is the purpose of the People of the World. 

With Freedom, good people can do GREAT things! 

With Freedom, we can be powerful and prosperous, happy and free, living in Liberty.

The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom by BradMD, DANCE OF GESTURES:

The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom by BradMD.

[Say this tile with your hands clasped in front of you.]

I pledge allegiance to Freedom:

[Say this with your right hand flat over your heart, palm open.]

free will from God,

[Say this with your hands stretched up to heaven.]

free thought,

[Say this with your hands-fingertips to your brain.]

free speech,

[Your hands to your mouth and throw them outward as if throwing out words or kisses.]

free press,

[Your hands in front of you, and move your fingers like you are typing on a typewriter or keyboard.]

free enterprise,

[Swing your left hand out like you want to shake hands with someone using your left hand.]

free markets,

[Move your hands as if you are holding a basket of imaginary goods from the bottom, like you are holding a basket of grain, or a pile of books, from the bottom. Perhaps just move your hands like you are outlining the basket of goods.

free trade,

[Put your right hand out to shake hands as if making a deal with another person.]

freedom of assembly, and…

[Step dramatically forward as if joining a crowd and step back when done.]

freedom of opportunity.

[Put both arms up and out and forward, spread wide, with hands open, and fingers spread, as if there is limitless potential for the whole world.] 

Freedom is the purpose of the People of the World.

[You can freelance this part. Consider both hands open, fingers spread and bent like claw-hands, palms up, like you can’t emphasize this enough, maybe hands close to your chin, saying it distinctly, because “purpose of the People” can be awkward to say.]

With Freedom, good people can do GREAT things! 

[You can freelance this part, make some motions of your own to go with this line, especially Great Things!]

With Freedom, we can be powerful and prosperous, happy and free, living in Liberty! 

[You can freelance this part, but maybe raise your hands up, maybe shaking open hands around. Maybe bring hands back towards your body, maybe swing hands in small circles with each hand by that side of chest. Maybe raise both hands dramatically, like emphasizing a major point, or making a huge final point, as in living in liberty!]

Here is the book cover of Freedom is the Purpose of the People of the World:

KEYWORD LIST: homeschool, homeschooling, homeschoolers, education, Freedom, Liberty. Freedom is the Purpose of the People of the World, The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom. 

The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom (with Gestures)

To have Freedom, you need all the freedoms. The Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom with Gestures helps you to say the pledge and also remember all the words to the Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom. THE WORDS ARE: I pledge allegiance to Freedom: free will from God, free thought, free speech, free press, free enterprise, free markets, free trade, freedom of assembly, and freedom of opportunity. Freedom is the purpose of the people of the world. With Freedom good people can do GREAT things. With Freedom we can be powerful and prosperous, happy and free, living and liberty!

I Pledge Allegiance to Freedom - Animated Video

I pledge allegiance to Freedom: free will from God, free thought, free speech, free press, free enterprise, free markets, free trade, freedom of assembly, and freedom of opportunity. Freedom is the purpose of the people of the world. With Freedom good people can do GREAT things. With Freedom we can be powerful and prosperous, happy and free, living and liberty!

"Freedom is the Purpose of the People of the World" by BradMD

What is the purpose of your life? Answer: Freedom. You can help other people the most by helping them have Freedom and be free. That's Freedom with a capital "F." When people have Freedom they are free to fix and improve things. They are free to make their own decisions and they are free to innovate.

When there is freedom, many GREAT things are possible. People who are free can live, work, and exchange voluntarily. I finally wrote and published a black and white, illustrated, children's book about Freedom and it is for sale at Amazon.com. It is meant to be a read-aloud-to-your-children book. The easiest way to find it is to search for "BradMD." I am not putting an actual link to the book here because of the rules and regulations about blogs and links, which I need to review. 

Please learn the Pledge of Allegiance to Freedom! Freedom should be the single concept that the entire world can agree upon and can rally around.

Study: Clinical features and treatment of COVID‐19 patients in northeast Chongqing

"Currently, there are no specific treatment proposals for COVID-19 in China. At present, the primary measures to control this disease are early diagnosis, isolation, and supportive treatment for affected patients."

From the April 1st 2020 study:

Clinical features and treatment of COVID‐19 patients in northeast Chongqing


Coronavirus COVID-19 Treatment List

Below is a list of twelve hypothetical treatments for the coronavirus, COVID-19. I will try to update it periodically. Ask your doctor, what is the list of all possible treatments? What is the expected "net treatment benefit for me?" 

DISCLAIMER: These treatments may be 0% effective or even harmful. Talk to your doctor before undergoing any medical treatment. 

The first step in treating any disease is making a list of every potential treatment and reviewing them. Here's a hypothetical "working list" in no particular order:

  1. Convalescent plasma
  2. Vaccines in development
  3. Remdesiver
  4. Sofosbuvir
  5. Sofosbuvir + ribavirin
  6. Lopinavir, ritonavir, ribavirin + corticosteroids
  7. Interferon alfacon-1
  8. Ribaviron + corticosteroids
  9. hyroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) - malaria drug
  10. chloroquine - malaria medication
  11. Cold EEZE
  12. Sunlight & Fresh Air
I have no stake in any of these treatments. Why is Cold EEZE is on the list? Because even though it's somewhat of an alternative medicine, there are a surprising number of studies on zinc lozenges for the common cold in adults, and the common cold can be caused by a type of coronavirus. 

When you get sick with any diagnosis, you need a list of all possible treatments with the "net treatment benefit for the patient" figured out for each treatment. We are a long way from that, but when we have this type of "quantified transparency" in healthcare we will all be much better off. Put the patient first. Give patients complete transparency, both price transparency and treatment transparency. 

We need to use mathematics to quantify the benefit of our medical treatments in the patients that have been studied, and to quantify the uncertainty we have about such benefits. 

COVID-19 Summary

In an ideal world, you would talk to your physician, and if diagnosed with Covid-19, you would get a list of all possible treatments. You would also get an expected "net treatment benefit" for each of those treatments using mathematics, shared decision-making, and evidence-based medicine. 

You would literally ask:
  1. What are all the possible treatments?
  2. What is the net treatment benefit of each of those treatments for me?
Only your physician can answer these questions, because only they know all your medical conditions, and all your values and preferences. We need to use mathematics to calculate the expected "net treatment benefit" on the outcome scale most important to you, and any uncertainty needs to be expressed mathematically as well. Basically, you need a list of treatments with Treatment Scores that you can understand. This type of transparency needs to be decentralized to be between the practicing physician on the front lines and the patient, it should not be centralized and paternalistic. We need personalized and individualized medicine, not paternalistic or maternalistic medicine.  


Here are references that may or may not be scientific. And, that may or may not be from medical sources. These are also in random order.​ Again, I am just trying to come up with a list of every possible treatment from the medical literature, from the Internet, or from any other source. ​

Sunlight & Fresh Air from here:


There may be errors or omissions in the above essay. It may be out of date. Trade names and generic names may not be complete or accurate. This essay does not provide individual medical advice, but rather is for general informational purposes only. This essay does not replace your physician. See your own physician for all diagnosis and treatment. See your own physician before treating your children. This essay is not a medical study. This essay does not claim any scientific validity at all. Only your physician is aware of your medical history and your individual values and preferences. Do not rely on this essay in place of seeking professional medical advice for yourself or others. All liability is disclaimed. No warranties are given. No recommendations for treatment are being made. There is no doctor-patient relationship. This is informational only. Some things listed above may be harmful and may need to be removed from the list.

Healthcare Reform is Simple

Healthcare reform is simple. Put patients first!

Make patients much more powerful and uncaring third parties such as the government and insurance companies far less powerful.

Information is power for patients, so we (doctors, nurses, patients, patient advocates, all allied healthcare professionals, etc.) must give patients complete transparency.

Transparency means two things: 1) complete price transparency and 2) understandable treatment transparency. 

To make treatment transparency understandable it needs to be quantified.

Quantified treatment transparency means putting a numerical value on the treatment for the outcome measure important to the patient. 

Once we make patients more powerful, and give them price transparency and quantified treatment transparency, healthcare will finally be disrupted in favor of patients. Patients may need to take these things - price transparency and product transparency - instead of waiting to be given these things! Be your own best healthcare advocate. 

Holy Trinity of Medical Ethics for Physicians

Physicians have strayed far from medical ethics because of paternalism. There has been an information monopoly, because until the Internet, patients had almost no access to medical information. Because of the Internet things are changing. However, instead of the power going to patients, a new kind of paternalism has been occurring. Paternalism where instead of the "old gray-haired physician" telling you what to do, now some "uncaring third party" is telling you what to do.

All patients must band together to fight 3rd party paternalism. All patients, doctors, and nurses must work together to shift the power back to patients first, and then back to doctors and nurses (and other healthcare professionals). We must be every vigilant against the bias of these three powerful, often uncaring third parties, who often seek power over patients: Academia, Government, and Industry.

Holy Trinity of Ethics for Physicians:
  1. Thou shall put the patient first.
  2. Thou shall provide the patient with price transparency.
  3. Thou shall provide the patient with treatment transparency - understandable and "quantified" treatment transparency!
There has never been a better time in history for Healthcare Freedom! We all must fight for it. Patients need power and control over the money, and patients need transparency: price transparency and treatment transparency - that they can understand!

I Have a Dream - Education Automation™

I have a dream that all children will be able to learn whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want, as fast as they want.

I have a dream that children will no longer be forced to learn the same the things at the same time. I have a dream that children will make their own educational choices much sooner in life so they will be less discouraged, learning will be more fun, and they can follow their passion.

To further my dream, I bought these domains a long time ago:

  • EducationAutomation.com
  • EducationAutomation.net
  • EducationAutomation.org

I bought these domains, because one of my childhood heroes, R. Buckminster Fuller, who invented Synergetics and popularized the geodesic dome, wrote a prophetic book called Education Automation (1962). I became hooked on the idea that we should always know the best way to learn everything we want to learn.

Imagine a website organized by the: 

  • Best books
  • Best games
  • Best toys
  • Best teachers
  • Best activities
  • Best subjects
  • Best TV shows
  • Best movies

Imagine a website where your passion to learn is matched with the best ways to learn about your passion. 

In the old days, they used to say, learn the Three Rs: “reading, riting, and rithmatic.” It’s true, education needs to start with reading, writing, and arithmetic. 

These three subjects are the foundation for everything.

But we also need to add business. Everyone, all their lives, no matter what they do, will somehow be involved in business. Business skills are needed to run your home, your life, succeed at work, and to change the world. We need Innovation Automation as much as we need Education Automation. 

All colleges and universities should have undergraduate business schools. 

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and business, might be rephrased as the Four Rs: “reading riting, rithmetic and reality.”

When I was in 7th grade, I wanted to learn human anatomy. I would be forced to wait until my 17th grade, my first year of medical school, to actually learn human anatomy.

When I was in college, I took a course called medical etymology. That programmed learning workbook was a greatest book I have ever known on learning medical terminology. Where is that book now? What was the name of that book? I have no idea. It's lost to history. But future students should have benefited from that book, because I don't think a better one has ever been written.

Why are we losing our best learning resources simply because we can't keep track of them? Why can't we organize education better?

We need 24/7 education, after hours schooling, weekend schooling, and homeschooling. We need omnipresent education automation, we need Education Everywhere. We need artificial intelligence to match us to the best learning tools when we are ready learn anything. The databases for all the ratings of the best things are being built, but the information needs to be digested into one place to match each individual's needs.

We all need to be connected to the books, games, documentaries, and educational TV shows in a better way than is being done now. We need Education Automation™!

If you share the dream of Education Automation™ please email me at: