Retired technologist — eschewing cubicles; observer extraordinaire; perpetual student; philosopher; poet; essayist; advocate for nature and wilderness.


The sum of my experiences

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I am from gentle women with a soft touch
Women who wrestled with weak men
Women whose spirit and vision
Rose above anger and jealousy to anchor my faith

I am from the weak men
Who let their ego and hubris
Determine their actions as they
Heard a relentless drumbeat
Of worthlessness, never “getting…

work sucks

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One of the most interesting phenomenon to arise from the response to the pandemic has been the trend of people quitting their jobs and questioning the wisdom of having a career. Many people were laid off because business cratered when lockdowns and mandates kept consumers home. …


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The Solenodon is a mammal that lives in the Solenodon Antilles and particularly in Cuba. Solenodons have been on this earth for over 30 million years!

Solenodons are an intriguing creature with a very unique ability to survive in extremely harsh conditions. …

Rusty Alderson

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