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…

childhood memories

¹Doc was the name by which my brothers and I knew our grandmother. In addition to being the curator of a magical house and five acres, Doc was a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy).
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The House on Five Enchanted Acres

Whenever I think of where I’ve been and where I’m going, inevitably my thoughts brush up against…

don’t believe it

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In recent history, there have been many attempts by government officials, agencies, corporations, and politicians to put just the right interpretation on events and actions such that we ignorant members of the populace will be properly influenced to hold “correct” opinions.

From Donald Trump to Joe Biden to the FDA…

life’s burning questions

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When you take a break
Do you give it back when you’re done?
Even though it’s a piece of cake
Are your chances slim-to-none?

When you say you will be right back
Who is going to be left front?
And when you’re playing quarterback
Do you always want to punt?

Rusty Alderson

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