SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS Author of Chasing Mercury Thanks You and Just One More Thing...

SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS Author of Chasing Mercury  Thanks You and Just One More Thing...

Hi Folks,

The business of being a writer is much harder than that of being a physician — well on me anyway. They taught me how to practice medicine while have to teach myself or find those to teach me the trade aspects of being a writer.

I wanted to thank all of my family, friends and readers for the outpouring of greetings for my birthday and the support for my work you have shown. Though these are enormously hard times for the nation, the world, the ecology… I am heartened by the interest my peers and my children and therir peers have shown in making the world a better place — PLEASE MAKE TIME AND SPACE TO GET OUT THE VOTE FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS — Which begin in February see https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/elections/2020-presidential-election-calendar.html.

The first Primary/Caucus is in February — only 4 months away. To make the world inch those two steps forward — even if we then go one step back—we have got to get out the vote. I’m looking forward to sharing reviews of 8 films over the next months before Christmas the will help you feel why I believe we really have to make this the focus for the end of the year year. I believe each film I’ve screened for this collection of reviews have profound implications bioethicaly and in terms of what my nephew, grandchildren and baby cousins will be facing. Though I am also busy working on Book II of the Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy- Weighing Lead. I consider getting out the vote as a part of that work — because the lead and the mercury cleanup work can’t properly happen under the current political circumstances in our nation.

Meanwhile keep an eye out for the film reviews in the pre film award season screenings — just a heads up —PLAN TO SEE THE FILM ‘JUST MERCY’ on Christmas Day. Everyday someone does the impossible and let it be me and you. I’ve screened Just MERCY and let’s just say —- we pulled off a film industry coup with our support of HIDDEN FIGURES openning on Xmas Day in 2016 — which financially helped fuel STEAM programs but we lost the momentum by loosing a government that cared about STEAM. Let’s support JUST MERCY and work and get a government back that believes in JUST MERCY.I write about films I want to support and I want you to help me support! …Oh yes, and if you haven’t, have a look at my new review on bioethics.net of the film: THE LURE OF THIS LAND directed by Alexandra Lexton. http://www.bioethics.net/2019/10/a-film-review-the-lure-of-this-land/

I really have to stop writing notes late at night! Thanks for reading.

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September Williams New Film Review: THE LURE OF THIS LAND on Bioethics.net #bioethicsscreenreflections

September Williams New Film Review: THE LURE OF THIS LAND on Bioethics.net #bioethicsscreenreflections

FILM REVIEW: THE LURE OF THIS LAND Autonomy, Liberty of Movement & Narrative Power

by September Williams, MD on bioethics.net #

https://www.bioethics.net/2019/10/a-film-review-the-lure-of-this-land/

THE LURE OF THIS LAND is a feature length documentary by Alexandra Lexton. Its world premiere was at the Mill Valley Film Festival October 5, 2019. Lexton is a consummate film professional, writer and narrative educator now stepping into the director’s chair. This work expresses a gentle passion for extracting primary motivating forces driving atypical protagonists. THE LURE OF THIS LAND (LOTL) is a filmic exploration of individual autonomy manifested by self-determination through the liberty of movement



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September Williams Author: New Film Review on Bioethics.net ASK DR RUTH

September Williams Author: New Film Review on Bioethics.net ASK DR RUTH

See my film review of ASK DR.RUTH by Director RYAN WHITE. The full article was first printed on Bioethics.net https://www.bioethics.net/2019/09/a-film-review-ask-dr-ruth-bioethics-acts-of-love/ Thanks to Larsen Associates for access to the screening and photos curtesy of Hulu Originals.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury & The Elephant in the Room... At The California Book Club Opens Monthly Author Season

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury & The Elephant in the Room... At The California Book Club  Opens Monthly Author Season

Join Us September 15, 2019 doors open at 12:30 — public welcome

https://cwc-berkeley.org/2019/08/19/9-15-19-speaker-causes-cross-genres-with-september-williams/

Some people find understanding through technical language and academic conveyance. But almost all people can learn through well-constructed Aristotelian Plot Curves. 

Using accurate scientific, medical or other precise technical information to inform fictional narratives is not for the faint of heart. It does not mean “dumbing down” …

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury & The Elephant in the Room... Thanks Book Passage and Marin Magazine!

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury & The Elephant in the Room... Thanks Book Passage and Marin Magazine!

Thanks Marin Magazine for the Shout Out About the August 3. 2018 reading of the Elephant in the Room. at

Book Passage, Corte Madera !

https://www.marinmagazine.com/event/september-williams-the-elephant-in-the-room/

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury reads from new book The Elephant in the Room at Book Passage, Corte Madera August 3, 2019 for World Breast Feeding Week!

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury reads from new book The Elephant in the Room at Book Passage, Corte Madera August 3, 2019 for World Breast Feeding Week!

Hi all,

I’m delighted to be introducing my this year’s book THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM:BIOETHICAL CONCERNS IN HUMAN MILK BANKING to the independent book store community beginning at the guiding light of community based readers BOOK PASSAGE CORTE MADERA, on Saturday, AUGUST 3, 2019, at 4PM. Joining me will be Pauline Sakamoto the founding director of Mothers Milk Bank San Jose — the organization to whom the proceeds from the sales will be allocated and Susan Martinelli of the California Breastfeeding Coalition—who is a lactation consultant with the County of Marin— my own home county.. Please join us, kids welcome, as we celebrate and promote the international WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK !

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September Williams' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS -Remember the Loving Decision and Families

September Williams' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS -Remember the Loving Decision and Families

Author GiGi Panderian ( the Accidental Alchemist and others) sent a note today reminding me that this is the day that the Loving Decision was handed down by the US supreme court confirming the right to marry and have children under the 4th Amendment of the United States and the 16th Article of the Declaration of human rights. of the Declaration of Human Rights. This is the Anniversary of the Loving Decision in the USA supreme court.Confirming the right to marry and have family as outlined in Article 16 of the Declaration of Human Rights.

It was only in 1968 that the Supreme Court of the USA ruled that interracial marriage is legal to see my the two-part review--and be aware that we, at this time, on this date of today as a nation are moving backward in terms of family protections under the law--if we do not stop it. Have you checked the news today to see what is being done in our name? see both parts of the review Part I and 2 — then watch the movie and recommit to justice for families that are being torn asunder.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury + National Writers Union Supports San Francisco Freelance Journalist Bryan Carmody

September  Williams Author of Chasing Mercury + National Writers Union Supports San Francisco Freelance Journalist Bryan Carmody

SAN FRANICISO BASED FREELANCE JOURNALISTS Bryan Carmody has had his work product and equipment seized. As many of you know I am a member of the National Writers Union UAW 1981/AFLCIO) - an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists. We are supporting You also know that there is a reason why one of the protagonists of Chasing Mercury is a Whistleblowing Journalists. We of the National Writers Union are supporting Freelance Journalist Bryan Carmody of San Francisco whose home office was raided by local police and FBI and his entire work product over the years of his career along with his equipment has been seized earlier this week because he refused to name the source of his information The NWU Northern California Chapter and the NWU National support Bryan Carmody. To HELP Please see https://nwu.org/police-confiscate-a-newsroom-to-try-to-reveal-a-confidential-source/ Also Bryan

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SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS NEW POST On BIOETHIC.NET : A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN - A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTORY MARSHALL CURY

SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS NEW POST On BIOETHIC.NET : A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN - A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTORY MARSHALL CURY

My Review of Marshall Curry’s Oscar Nominated Documentary Short FIlm A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN is on bioethics.net

Posted on April 28, 2019 at 6:02 PM

by September Williams, MD

Boarding my flight from Burbank, I flicked through my phone emails, finding that director Marshall Curry was available for interviews. It was a few weeks before the Academy of Film Arts and Science 2019 shindig. I had not seen Curry’s most recent film nor had I realized it was now also nominated for an OSCAR® in the Best Documentary – Short Subject category. This new work is added to his eight films since 2005 with their 38 awards and nominations. The new film is A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN — The title references New York’s iconic venue, Madison Square Garden. 

Photo attached by courtesy of photographer Bill Johnston Caption: Marshall Curry in Conversation with September Williams

I clicked on the email link. The run time was 7 minutes. A bit longer than the usual for a trailer, I thought. But what do I know, nobody ever nominated me for an ACADEMY AWARD®. Seeing the first few frames of Curry’s film, everything around me seemed to grind to a halt. Seven minutes wasn’t the length of a trailer but the whole film. It had been culled from hundreds of hours of 1939, black & white, newsreel camera footage. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN shows twenty-thousand Americans at a gathering of the German-American Bund. The event was billed as a “Pro American Rally.” They lifted their arms in Nazi salutes, toward American Flags and a portrait of George Washington. This gathering took place a historical breath before the USA would enter WWII against the Nazis. Given the linkage between the development of bioethics to the atrocities of fascism associated with that war, it was clear that on my arrival in San Francisco I would head straight to interview Marshall Curry… 

Read the the full interview and click the link there to see the entire film.

http://www.bioethics.net/2019/04/a-film-review-a-night-at-the-garden-conversation-on-moral-intuition-with-director-marshall-curry/

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SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS NEW POST ON IAM MARIS

SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS NEW POST ON IAM MARIS

See my film review on I AM MARIS a story of recovery and use of alternative therapy — in this case Yoga to aid recovery from Anorexia Nervosa — we don’t know how unique Maris is — but the evidence is that Yoga and other Movement and Art therapies should be used more often in treating mental illness. My review of I AM MARIS was first published in Bioethics.net so I’m asking you all to read it their instead of just on Bioethics Screen Reflections ( my film review sight) Thanks, September. http://www.bioethics.net/2019/04/a-film-review-i-am-maris-portrait-of-a-young-yogi/

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Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

I had a great time with The Inner Typewriter author-host Scott Calhoun taping three episodes. He wanted to know how writers should think about bioethics. I used as an example EVENING AT THE GARDEN and some Prime Time TV shows. Please Follow, Share and Subscribe to the Inner Type Writer. We also talked a bit about Chasing Mercury and it’s underpinnings in bioethics. It’s a fun show that has writers talk/think about things of interest to—well—other writers. Also Scott is a typewriter collector. Think of the film CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER where I learned Tom Hanks (among others) Collect typewriters and I’ve been planning to go to Berkely to the store ever since!The typewriter on the desk was the same model that I learned to type on at my grandmother’s house when I was five! Great Coffee and donuts too on the set.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

I had a great time with The Inner Typewriter author-host Scott Calhoun taping three episodes. He wanted to know how writers should think about bioethics. I used as an example EVENING AT THE GARDEN and some Prime Time TV shows. Please Follow, Share and Subscribe to the Inner Type Writer. We also talked a bit about Chasing Mercury and it’s underpinnings in bioethics. It’s a fun show that has writers talk/think about things of interest to—well—other writers. Also Scott is a typewriter collector. Think of the film CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER where I learned Tom Hanks (among others) Collect typewriters and I’ve been planning to go to Berkely to the store ever since!The typewriter on the desk was the same model that I learned to type on at my grandmother’s house when I was five! Great Coffee and donuts too on the set.

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Did you know that the ability to have breast milk for two years at the beginning of life confers better risk of avoid Chronic Disease for both baby and mother?

Did you know that the ability to have breast milk for two years at the beginning  of life confers better risk of avoid Chronic Disease for both baby and mother?

September Williams Author of 'Chasing Mercury' and 'The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking' will be at the California Breast Milk Summit presenting a plenary session with book signing.

January 31, 2019 - Sponsored by the California Breastfeeding Coalition. Delta Hotels Anaheim Garden Grove.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: BIOETHICAL CONCERNS IN HUMAN MILK  BANKING           

Date 1/31/2019 12:45 PM- 2:30 PM with book signing before from 11:30 in exhibition Hall

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NEW REVIEW ON SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS: ROMA Bioethics and the Mobius Loop

NEW REVIEW ON  SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS' BIOETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS: ROMA Bioethics and the Mobius Loop

ROMA: Bioethics and the Mobius Loop

It is difficult to describe the number of ways that writer-director Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-biographical ROMA represents an Ichthian leap in cinema. There are no special effects to speak of, no costumes except at a New Year’s Eve party cum fire. To compare the film with the level of change that Italian Neorealism presented in the middle of the last century seems strident, yet true. Equally valid is the sense that this film represents the 7th Art at its best in both the creative and technical expression of cinema. There is not a super hero among them — but a sense of magic at the level of Murakami’s Wind Up Bird  Chronicle or Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.  It is a universal film from the soul of a Spanish master.  

See more at: http://www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com/2019/01/roma-bioethics-and-mobius-loop.html

Cuaron, Alfonso ROMA  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155172/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Miyazaki, Hayao HOWL’s MOVING CASTLE https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347149/

Murakami, Haruki https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/murakami-windup.html



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Copy of September Williams'Bioethics Screen Reflections : A PRIVATE WAR Bioethics meets the Guardians of Truth

Copy of September Williams'Bioethics Screen Reflections :  A PRIVATE WAR Bioethics meets the Guardians of Truth

As we move into the Oscar Season — I am reviewing films from the fall. A PRIVATE WAR is a film that likely will not win an Oscar, despite an Oscar winning director, and an Oscar nominated actor who gives an Oscar worthy performance. This ought to be the period where male and female actors are held as equal not separate and compete against one another for awards — this past year gave so many stellar leading roles for women that the dramatic bar iis set somewhere in the moons orbit. There are women directors, and directors of color unlike any other — kind of reminds me of the midterm elections in terms of land-slide. I’ll be giving you a look several other films if you want to get a head start: The Hate You Give, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Kindergarten Teacher, Destroyer, Roma, Widows,

So — A Private War— Things are not wrapped up in a tidy fictional bow in the end. I really should have used one of the gorgeous shots of Rosamund Pike in the protagonist role — but that would be misleading. You may want to understand the history in more detail — given the story turns on a region of the world where the USA has troupes on the ground in several countries — at least for the moment. You will be mad as hell and guilty too. So I have posted a two part series on Bioethics Screen Reflections http://www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com — with some references.

It is a hard story to tell, about a woman with a compulsion to change just one thing — the capacity for anyone to say “But I didn’t know that atrocity was going on.” If you vote, anywhere in the world — if you believe science and technology should be used for beneficent purposes and war doesn’t meet that bill, and if you, I dare say —believe in love— this is a film you need to see.

In the spirit of full disclosure — many readers of my novel Chasing Mercury know that one of the protagonist, Forest, is a whistleblowing journalist. They are not easy types to live with— or without.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Reviews Cary Richards 'Poppy Field Diary'

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Reviews Cary Richards 'Poppy Field Diary'

The Poppy Field Diary 

Carey Richard (Goodreads Author), 

Susanna Burney (Narrator)

 

September Williams's review Dec 08, 2018  ·  
it was amazingbookshelves: romantic-suspense-saga 


I won the Poppy Field Diary in a Goodreads Romance Audiobook Giveaway. Because the delivery of the prose by the narrator was so eloquent I bought the ebook and reread it without the bias of the audio voice -- Guess what? It stands up in print as well as in audio! A version of this review is also on Amazon.

When I was halfway through the book, I was stunned by the lushness and beauty. I was absorbing it as I would an old uncle reading the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam after lunch, and before nap, on a warm summer day by the sea--begging it not to end -- I sent a note to the Author, Carey Richard, saying so. For me it became a slow read -- because I did not want it to end. I didn't want to devour the meal but savor it. I listened to a chapter every few days usually while doing something outside. 

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September Williams Author is a member of the Post11Nine Collective Which supports 'Still They Persist: Protest Art of The 2017 Women's Marches'

September Williams Author is a member of the Post11Nine Collective Which supports 'Still They Persist: Protest Art of The 2017 Women's Marches'

Last year at this time it was my honor to mark the sad first anniversary in Chicago with a group of brilliant creative people — who refused to allow the gravity of the date 11/9 pass without notice. The Group was a collective of creative people brought together by the collectives founders and particularly artist Curator Asya Abdrahman — in a show of multimedia art and literature (https://www.post11nine.com/who/ )In keeping with that spirit Post11Nine has become a partner of the exhibit at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland called “They Still Persist: The Protest Art of the 2017 Women’s Marches.” Opening this Friday in Oakland and running through November 30th — the Art show again mark the resistance shown particularly by the Women’s marches.

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September Williams' 'The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns In Human Milk Banking' is reviewed by Grady Harp on Amazon

September Williams' 'The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns In Human Milk Banking' is reviewed by Grady Harp on Amazon

Grady Harp is one of the top reviewers on Amazon and he has written a review of The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking which truly warms my heart. I know the whole thing with babies is that they are magic anyway you look at it. But I’m glad Grady caught all the bells and whistles I could hope for a reader to recognize. He is a top contributor of reviews in Children’s books and so it makes sense that he should care deeply about a subject that affects children and families so profoundly. Despite Reading thousands of books over his reading career — he managed to dig out less apparent jewels in the little monograph with the gigantic title. He got it. it is a story for the average person — and I dare say as he did— a story for “The MAN in the street.” Things that men may not think of made the read worth while for for Grady.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury and The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking with be at the 28th Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference... 

at the University of Chicago Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference | The MacLean Center for ...
https://macleanethics.uchicago.edu/events/maclean_conference/

Each year for the past 28 years, the MacLean Center has hosted a conference that draws speakers, primarily former fellows of the MacLean Center, who discuss current understanding of Clinical Medical Ethics and other bioethical concerns. I have been present at 27 of the 28 confernce as they began the year I was a Lowell T. Coggeshall fellow at the Center at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. I’ll be there again for the 27th update on all things clinical ethics — things change at a glacial pace but they have changed when you look over the entire period from 1974 when the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study law suit against the USA government was fought and resulted in the Belmont Report etc.

For more information you can also check this website at http://www.septemberwilliams.com/chasingmercury/new-events/

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