Saturday, December 10th 2022, at 5:57 PM Cairns, Australia Time



The purpose of these notes are to provide clarifications in detail wherever inline qualifications, clarifications, and additions would themselves be confusing, or interfere with presentation of material.

These notes are for the entirety of the book and journal.


  1. Met the criteria of Summa Cum Laude except in total courseload. It was not officially awarded by my GPA and performance is equivalent to Summa Cum Laude at this institution, and was perfect at 4.0.
  2. Magna Cum Laude was awarded, but Summa Cum Laude was again deserved. A single professor botched a grade in the final semester. So again, performance was equivalent to what was needed for a second Summa Cum Laude at this institution. GPA 3.91.
  3. This was a nearly completed degree, excluding only foreign language requirements. All requirements for the Philosophy Degree were otherwise completed. Since Mattanaw completed foreign language requirements in Latin that were not included, he chose not to retake any additional courses in foreign language that were costly and unnecessary. Before his Latin courses, he already completed courses in Spanish repeatedly in middle and high school. The author has also completed Korean studies privately, with a tutor, and spent time in Korea. Currently the author is greatly against any foreign language requirements for any consumer of education who does not want it and will pay for the education, particularly where the education is a duplication of experiences already had once, or a number of times. The university of course would not acknowledge my private Korean studies, and costs of my trip to Korean for immersive usage. Additional learning in Chinese was done for a trip to China, and Arabic for a trip to Egypt. In college there is a strong bias in favor of learning languages that will not be practiced, and are unnecessary for those residing in nations that do not have neighbors who demand such ostentation. They will earn if they force the classes upon students, and also have professors and instructors available to create the appearance of cosmopolitanism in the university (i.e. so it can be marketed that there is a language department and ability to speak with other nations). Language studies are better at the time of sufficient interest, and what is useful is clear at the time there is a need, and it may not require full mastery. Furthermore, extensive travels result in a dabbling with languages, and a propensity to learn what is most effective fast, while ignoring what is ineffective, and doing no maintenance if there is no further need.
  4. I obtained extensive legal training in a more than 3 year civil court case in which I was defendant, protecting my landowner rights to a 80-acre parcel in Anchorage, Alaska. The case was State of Alaska v. Pugh, Mattanaw. In this case I did litigation up through trial, and was in trial as attorney appearing before Superior Court Judge Dani Crosby for more approximately 15 days, 5 days of which were for my own witness examiantion of myself and testimony, and sharing of exhibits. I performed witness examinations of opposition myself and was involved in depositons. I filed many documents during litigation for and in opposition of many motions. Additionally in my career as a contractor/consultant, and before that in sales, and in other work, I became experienced in contracts. I’m also well-disposed for being an attorney, having a strong interest inventory result indicating a match with the legal profession, when I was younger. Details of my work can also be found on my professional resumé.
  5. In the current time of 2023 and recently prior, their is a preferred pronoun for those not wanting to gender select. While I’m heterosexual, I’m supportive of this mission and do not want to gender identify either. “He/she” has some irritations. Inconveniently, however, the language doesn’t have comfortable replacement words. Occasionally I’ll refer to myself as “it”. This is uncomfortable to others including those who share similar objectives but are emotionally narrow. “It” may sound odd, but I’m fine with being an “it”, and being called an “it”. If I’m not an it, then maybe I’m something not actual, and I’m very much resistant to superstition.
  6. I was tested several times with ceiling scores since childhood (meaning I score maximally but can score higher than the IQ tests can measure). There is a confusion among the general population that those with the highest intelligence scores know their true IQ. The highest scoring people hit test ceilings but could score higher, and have immeasurable IQs. Identified as gifted early in youth, and again as an adult. Verifiable lifetime member of Mensa. It is verifiable by looking in the Mensa database, if one is a member, or by viewing my identification card. These cards change over the years and I have more than one lifetime member card. One can also view my certified badge. I am a well-known figure in the High Intelligence Community, with a large readership of my various publications, in the society journals and/or social groups. I have recently been asked to provide an interview response regarding the topic of immeasurable intelligence and the identification of false High IQ individuals. That response will be shared in the High Intelligence community, and again here, to provide additonal substatiation of background. Here I discuss my experiences being intellectually gifted since a small child, into adulthood, and share some useful information for understanding other gifted people, their various experiences, and their relationship to psychometric testing. I am also a trained Psychologist.