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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.



8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Mellow!
    I am completely in favor of your aim to be “humorous w/o being too flippant and serious w/o being too solemn.” (I’m also an Oscar WIlde Fan.)
    Also love your line about wheels turning slowly but giving a nice ride. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, which is a consolation as I nurse my worst head cold in years. But I keep the floor clean enough that after sneezing my brains out I can wipe them off and shove them back in w/o obvious ill effects.

      Yes, Wilde had a rare ability to balance being funny and being serious.

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  2. Nice to meet you Mellow..
    I discovered you from a beautiful comment you made on Oglach’s blog.
    I like your mellow style and humor.
    I am looking forward to reading your posts as they come up.

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