It seems like I have been writing papers for a long time. Engineering school did not require any I can recall. However, I wrote a thesis (included here) for my masters degree back in 1971. Then I went dark for a long time until I got heavily involved with Internet technology, while I was at IBM. I wrote various papers listed here. Then I became a doctoral student. Beginning in 2010 and up to graduating, I wrote more than 100 papers about healthcare. These papers are not in my publications database. (I plan to add some of the more interesting ones at some point). I completed my dissertation (included here) in March 2014. I enjoy writing and hope you find some things worth reading here at the Attitude LLC blog. There are currently 1,587 posts. A complete list of my 31 publications is at Publications by John R. Patrick | Attitude LLC.