RICHARD HElM IS A NYC metropolitan area native who received his bachelor of Science degree locally and his doctorate in Boston. He has long been interested in the mechanics of child mistreatment and neglect and the effects on society, the law, government and religion and the many gross misconceptions abounding.
Heim has had extensive hands-on experience with troubled families and mistreated children.
His varied interests include music composition, oil painting with solo and group exhibitions in New York City and elsewhere including as a member of Pleiades Gallery in Soho. Extensive experience with volunteer service includes hospital work in the ER and other departments, Chairman of the Selective Service Board #23 for 12 years, work for PBS-TV (Channels 24 in Connecticut and 13 in NYC), work for Amnesty International in NYC, work on the 1988 Bush Presidential campaign, and other volunteer endeavors.
Past jobs include laborer, musician, tutor in languages and as as Pharmaceutical researcher, house painter and other occupations.
Heim is the author of ORIGIN OF MISERY, 2002, rev. 2005,ISBN 14208- 7975-8 ( nonfiction exploring the famous Changewater murders of Warren CountY,N.J. in 1843 with the execution of 2 innocent men in 1845 and parallels to modern society and jurisprudence). He also authored VERTICAL VERSE, 2006, Brunswick, ISBN 978-1-55618-213-6, a thematic verse collection on the banishment of human joy thru child maltreatment; GRACE UPON THE Rack, a 25-stanza verse published in April,2005,Venture Literary Magazine, Boston; and THE ORIGINAL LIE, 2007, Polygon, ISBN 978-0-9764768-3-2, a novel exposing the rampant misconceptions that adhere to the standard line in the childhood, life and works of Eugene O'Neill, the Nobel Prize and 4-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. That book was added to the Collection of American Literature at Yale University, The Eugene O'Neill Foundation Library and the and the collection at the University of Texas at Austin, Ransom Center.