Barry K Rosen has been a theoretical computer scientist, a software engineer, and an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Along the way, he has written scores of short poems (mostly haiku and tanka), on diverse topics and in diverse moods. Some of those poems will appear in some the posts in the Mellow Curmudgeon blog, which will touch on many things in life and language, but only when Rosen thinks he has something to add to whatever has already been said. He will try to be humorous w/o being too flippant and serious w/o being too solemn.
Oscar Wilde made futility bearable by making it funny, as in the observation that there are two great tragedies in life (not getting what one wants and — getting it). Rosen made futility bearable by writing a few haiku about it. Far from being as gloomy as those haiku may suggest, he sees wisdom in Wilde’s observation that life is too important to be taken seriously.