Jeff's Relevant Biographical History

  • Introduced to general semantics by A. E. Van Vogt's The World of Null-A.

  • Attended first Institute of General Semantics (IGS) seminar-workshop, in Castleton, VT.
  • Began volunteering as proofreader for the General Semantics Bulletin (GSB No. 46).

  • Invited to attend as a Staff-Participant for the IGS seminar-workshop in Waterbury, CT.

  • Named Associate Editor for GSB No. 51.

  • Began a two-year term as Trustee and Associate Director of the IGS.
  • Attended and assisted at the 10th International Conference on General Semantics, San Diego, CA.

  • Named managing editor for GSB No. 52.

  • Took leave of absence to begin a family.

  • Rejoined IGS Board of Trustees.

  • Raised funds for the Alfred Korzybski Research and Study Center, Closter, NJ.
  • Elected Vice-President of the IGS Board.

  • Appointed Conference Committee Chairman for 11th International Conference on General Semantics, scheduled for 1995 at Hofstra, NY.
  • Science and Sanity, 5th Edition published.
  • Elected President of the IGS Board.

  • Hosted 11th International Conference, Hofstra, NY.

  • Completed three year term as President of IGS Board.

  • Appointed part-time Director of the IGS and Board President.
  • Science and Sanity, 5th Edition reprinted (including minor corrections).
  • Contracted with a fulfillment house for shipping and storage.
  • Republished out-of-print Bulletin's, a full set now available.

  • Completed organizational consolidation and restructuring of IGS following its move to Brooklyn, NY (accounting, banking, licenses, permissions, insurance, committees, 501(c)(3) status, etc.).
  • Recreated and reprinted Structural Differential training device.
  • Created new marketing materials.
  • Planning begun for the Twelfth International Conference on General Semantics in Las Vegas, Nevada, scheduled for 2003.

  • Began having Science and Sanity placed on library shelves in the United States and overseas.
  • Manhood of Humanity retype set and republished.
  • After five year hiatus, IGS held a seminar-workshop, for twenty-six students, at Alverno College, WI.
  • Institute archives consolidated and moved to Fort Worth, TX.
    Korzybski's Olivet Seminar retype set and republished.
  • Produced a “Celebration of Life” marking the passing of Charlotte Schuchardt Read.
  • General Semantics in Psychotherapy published.
  • Made arrangements to sell books online through
  • Exton Estate property sold.
  • General Semantics Bulletin 65-68 published.
  • Renewed status of the Institute of General Semantics and the International Society for General Semantics (ISGS) as NGO's (Non-Governmental Organizations) at the United Nations.
  • Published CD version of Nothing Never Happens, Student and Teacher's Editions.

  • Published online Bulletin index database.
  • Began planning for the merger of the Institute of General Semantics and the International Society for General Semantics, bringing both organizations, with their archives, under one new roof in Fort Worth, TX.
  • GSB 69-70 published.
  • Electronic versions (Acrobat PDF) of ETC:, the GSB, Science and Sanity, Manhood of Humanity, The Collected Writings, Olivet Seminar Lectures and Papers from the First and Second American Congresses on General Semantics created.
  • IGS seminar-workshop and the Twelfth International Conference on General Semantics held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • IGS-sponsored panel discussion at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) convention.
  • New property purchased in Fort Worth, TX in preparation for the merger.

  • Merger accepted by the Attorney's General of Illinois (ISGS) and Connecticut (IGS).
  • As planned, completed my term as Institute Director and President of its Board.
  • Continue as a Trustee of the new organization, still known as the Institute of General Semantics.


2006 - 2013
  • Worked on The SevenSimpleSteps® Way.

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