I have been a computer scientist, a software engineer, and an Alzheimer’s caregiver. I live in the Hudson valley, try to age gracefully, and blog on a wide range of topics with images (mostly photos), poems (mostly haiku and tanka), and prose (mostly nonfiction). My blog posts often try to be humorous w/o being too flippant and serious w/o being too solemn.
My muse is capricious, and I am reluctant to repeat what has already been said well elsewhere. So this blog is not committed to a fixed theme or schedule. It is committed to clear writing and defense of Enlightenment values.
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). I made futility bearable by writing a few haiku about it. Far from being as gloomy as those haiku may suggest, I see wisdom in Wilde’s observation that life is too important to be taken seriously.