Katherine Ellison

Katherine Ellison (born August 19, 1957) is an American author.

Katherine Ellison
BornAugust 19, 1957 (age 61)
ResidenceSan Anselmo, California
OccupationAuthor of books on ADHD and motherhood
Spouse(s)Jack Epstein
ChildrenJoey Epstein
Joshua Epstein


Ellison has authored and co-authored seven books, including: "Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools," Square Peg: My Story and What it Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers, published by Hyperion Voice in March 2013; Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, Hyperion Voice, 2010, The Mommy Brain: How motherhood makes us smarter (2005),[1] The New Economy of Nature: The quest to make conservation profitable, Imelda: Steel butterfly of the Philippines.

To promote her 2005 book The Mommy Brain: How motherhood makes us smarter, Ellison appeared on The CBS Early Show, The Today Show, and an excerpt from the book was featured in the May edition of Self Magazine. TIME featured an interview with Ellison about The Mommy Brain in the April 25, 2005 edition.[2] The New York Times published an op-ed by Ellison entitled "Mommy Brain" on May 8, 2005.[3]

Ellison's writings have been published in publications such as Smithsonian,[4] Working Mother, ConservationMagazine.org,[5] Fortune,[6] Monthly Magazine, and Conservation in Practice.

Her consulting work includes speechwriting for Google.org and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; editing and writing for David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Native Conservancy and Stanford University. She writes a monthly column for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and is a member of the North 24th Writers. She also wrote an essay in the book Read, Reason, Write 8th edition.


Working for the San Jose Mercury News in 1985, Ellison along with Lewis M. Simmons and Pete Carey wrote about how Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos had looted the Philippines treasury and clandestinely purchased properties in the United States. They were jointly awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, citing "their June 1985 series that documented massive transfers of wealth abroad by President Marcos and his associates and had a direct impact on subsequent political developments in the Philippines and the United States."[7]

She has won other journalism prizes including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists first-place award, in 1997, for coverage of problems with privatizations in Mexico and Argentina; the Inter American Press Association first-place award for feature-writing, won in both 1994 and 1995, for stories on politics and culture in South America; the Latin American Studies Association Media Award, in 1994, for several years of excellence in regional coverage; the Overseas Press Club Award, in 1989, for human rights reporting in Mexico and Nicaragua; the George Polk Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 1986, for coverage of the Philippines.

Personal life

Ellison lives in San Anselmo, California and is married to Jack Epstein, foreign editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. They have two sons, Joey and Joshua Epstein.[8]

In 2007, then-48-year-old Ellison and her then-12-year-old son "Buzz," were diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had a tumultuous relationship which Ellison describes in her memoir "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention" (2010).[9][10]


  1. ^ Katherine Ellison. "The Mommy Brain by Katherine Ellison". TheMommyBrain.com. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Amanda Bower (April 24, 2005). "The Mommy Brain". Time. Retrieved February 3, 2015. (Subscription required.)
  3. ^ Katherine Ellison (May 8, 2005). "This Is Your Brain on Motherhood". The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Katherine Ellison (July 29, 2008). "Get Real". conservationmagazine.org. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "International Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  8. ^ Annie Nakao (June 19, 2005). "Gaining smarts along the mommy track". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 3, 2015. ...who lives in San Anselmo with husband, Jack Epstein, a foreign news editor at The Chronicle, and their two sons, Joey, 9, and Joshua, 6.
  9. ^ "'Paying Attention' With An ADHD Mother And Son". NPR. October 7, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  10. ^ Katherine Ellison. "Let Your Son Stand on His Own Two (ADHD) Feet". ADDitude Magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2015. Katherine Ellison, diagnosed with ADHD at age 48...

External links

1986 Philippine presidential election

The Presidential election was held on 7 February 1986 in the Philippines were snap elections, and are popularly known as the snap elections, that followed the end of martial law and brought about the People Power Revolution, the downfall of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, and the accession of Corazon C. Aquino as president.

1986 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1986.

A Witch Without a Broom

A Witch Without a Broom is a 1967 Spanish film starring Jeffrey Hunter. It was directed by José María Elorrieta.

Circus World (film)

Circus World (released as The Magnificent Showman in the United Kingdom) is a 1964 drama film starring John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel Bronston, with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, Julian Zimet (writing under the pseudonym Julian Halevy) and James Edward Grant, from a story by Bernard Gordon and Nicholas Ray.

The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington (lyrics), while Rita Hayworth was nominated for the Best Actress award.

Gretchen Daily

Gretchen C. Daily (born October 19, 1964 Washington D.C.) is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology at Stanford University, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Her main research interests include biogeography, conservation biology and ecology. Daily is also a co-founder of the Natural Capital Project, a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Daily is a board member at the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics and the Nature Conservancy.

Jacopo Silvestri

Jacopo Silvestri (15th century – 16th century) was an Italian cryptographer and author.He was born in Florence. The limited information on his life comes from what he wrote about himself in his work, the Opus novum ("New work"), considered the second printed work about cryptography.


The Kaibiles (singular: Kaibil) are a special operations wing of the Armed Forces of Guatemala. They specialize in jungle warfare tactics and counter-insurgency operations.

Since 1975 more than 1,250 soldiers have graduated from the international training programme, which has a duration of 8 weeks. Of this number 85% were Guatemalan soldiers with the others from the USA, Chile, China, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and more.

The corps' soldiers are distinguished from regular troops by maroon berets with patches bearing a blazing sword. Its motto, inspired by Henri de la Rochejaquelein, is: "If I advance, follow me. If I stop, urge me on. If I retreat, kill me."

List of George Polk Award winners

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York.


Pinocheques were three cheques of total US$3,000,000 paid in mid-1989 by the Chilean army to Augusto Pinochet, Jr., the son of Augusto Pinochet for the purchase of bankrupt "Valmoval", a small rifle company in 1987.

Pinochet's son was not under the rifle company's owner and no reason could be found for the payment.

The payment was investigated 1990 by a parliamentary investigative committee chaired by Jorge Schaulson.

On 19 December 1990 Pinochet stormed into the army headquarters and placed the 57,000 member force in alert, in what the general called a "ejercicio de enlace" (Spanish for Link exercise) and asked for an end to the investigation. Similar pressure was applied in May 1993 again with boinazo (Spanish for Putsch with the beret).The Chilean justice system continued to investigate the payment, but in 1994 as the Chilean Supreme court had to make a decision, the President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle asked them to stop the case for reasons of state.The disclosure of the Riggs Bank accounts reignited in 2005 the case against General Pinochet in Chile. Judge Manuel Valderrama investigated whether the three purchase checks for Valmoval wound up in Pinochet's secret accounts, but in 2010 the suit was discontinued without results.The armed forces' ejercicio de enlace-standoff was the worst crisis of the (then) 3-year-old coalition government of President Patricio Aylwin.

Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

This Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1942 for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence. In its first six years (1942–1947), it was called the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - International.

Richard L. Sandor

Richard L. Sandor is an American businessman, economist, and entrepreneur. Sandor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. He is widely recognized as the "father of financial futures" for his pioneering work in developing the first interest rate futures contract in the 1970s, when he served as chief economist and vice president of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).Sandor is also the founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) – the world's first exchange to facilitate the reduction and trading of all six greenhouse gases. In 2007, he was named the "father of carbon trading" by Time Magazine for his work in designing, developing and launching CCX and affiliated exchanges. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and a Distinguished Professor of environmental finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.On February 7, 2013, the University of Chicago Law School announced that Sandor and his wife Ellen R. Sandor are the principal donors to a $10 million endowment in law and economics at the University of Chicago Law School. The Sandors made the gift in honor of Sandor's mentor, Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase, Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Law School. In their honor, the Institute for Law and Economics has been renamed the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.Sandor is known for asserting that the next financial revolution will be in the convergence of the financial markets and the environment. He is often credited for founding the field of environmental Finance. His first book, "Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation", was published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2012.

Russell Barkley

Russell A. Barkley (born 27 December 1949) is a clinical psychologist who is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and an author of books on ADHD. Involved in research since 1973 and a licensed psychologist since 1977, he is an expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has devoted much of his scientific career to studying ADHD and related problems like childhood defiance. He proposed to change the name of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) to concentration deficit disorder (CDD).Author of 15 books and more than 180 scientific papers, Barkley edits The ADHD Report, a newsletter for clinicians and parents. Besides his clinical work, he is also an expert in the neuropsychology of executive function and self-regulation.

The Mercury News

The Mercury News (formerly San Jose Mercury News, often locally known as The Merc) is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, United States. It is published by the Bay Area News Group, a subsidiary of Digital First Media. As of March 2013, it was the fifth largest daily newspaper in the United States, with a daily circulation of 611,194. As of 2018, the paper has a circulation of 324,500 daily and 415,200 on Sundays.First published in 1851, the Mercury News is the last remaining English-language daily newspaper covering the Santa Clara Valley. It became the Mercury News in 1983 after a series of mergers. During much of the 20th century, it was owned by Knight Ridder. Because of its location in Silicon Valley, the Mercury News has covered many of the key events in the history of computing, and it was a pioneer in delivering news online. It was the first American newspaper to publish in three languages (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese).


WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, produced by Jim Morris, and co-written by Jim Reardon. It stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver, and was the overall ninth feature film produced by the company. It follows a solitary trash compactor robot on a future, uninhabitable, deserted Earth, left to clean up garbage. However, he is visited by a probe sent by the starship Axiom, whom he falls in love with and pursues across the galaxy.

After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film set largely in space. WALL-E has minimal dialogue in its early sequences; many of the characters do not have voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds designed by Burtt. The film criticizes consumerism, corporatism, nostalgia, waste management, human environmental impact and concerns, obesity, and global catastrophic risk. It is also Pixar's first animated film with segments featuring live-action characters. Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film titled Presto for its theatrical release.

WALL-E was released in the United States on June 27, 2008. The film was an instant blockbuster, grossing $533.3 million worldwide over a $180 million budget, and winning the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Long Form Dramatic Presentation, the final Nebula Award for Best Script, the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with five nominations. It is considered by many fans and critics as the best film of 2008. The film also topped Time's list of the "Best Movies of the Decade", and in 2016 was voted 29th among 100 films considered the best of the 21st century by 117 film critics from around the world.

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