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Linguist, Writer, and Primatologist.

When I was a child, I had a list of goals:

(1) I wanted to write a novel.

(2) I wanted to have a child.

(3) I wanted to bring up a chimpanzee and teach it language.

Getting there took a long time, and there were many obstacles on the way. But now that I have achieved my goals, I am dealing with the challenges that come after.

In my hubs, I hope to share the knowledge that I acquired along the way, and the new struggles that I face now that my original goals have been realized.

The latest hub on my ape language research is here:

http://aya-katz.hubpages.com/hub/What-Constitutes-Proof-in-Ape-Language-Studies

My biographical hub is to be found here:

http://aya-katz.hubpages.com/hub/The-Buzzard-and-the-Kite-All-about-Me

My old website, which has recently undergone a major overhaul is here:

http://www.well.com/user/amnfn/

Check out  my blog, Notes from the Pens:

http://notesfromthepens.blogspot.com/

I write lyrics to songs, too. Listen to Leslie Fish singing my lyrics here:

http://specgram.com/podcasts/CXLVII.1-10-The-Tribesman.mp3

My three books for children and my three books for adults  can be purchased here:

http://astore.amazon.com/invertedapressbookstore-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=3

Hubpages have disabled my profile links, but you're smart and probably already know how to copy and paste a URL into your browser. .->

 

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