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


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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…


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Have you ever witnessed the joy of a newborn baby? In those moments when a newborn is not bothered by discomfort or hunger, they exhibit pure joy. It comes naturally. We are born with it.

Once born, however, we immediately and purposefully begin our journey of “growing up” — discovering…


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The years are catching up to me now
Autumn borrows its days from summer
To provide the soft, warm, hug of hibernation
Tempered by eternal trust, hope, and expectation
Spring will come again — with or without me.

Nothing hurries, daydreams beckon
Memories massage the meandering musings
Recollections of great adventures conquered…

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…

what do you think?

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I sent this request to Medium a couple of weeks ago and they have not responded. Do these changes make sense to you?

These new settings¹ are requested in order to give authors complete control over how (where) postings appear in their feed. An author would be able to reorder…

Bootstrap — Friday, September 10, 2021 — ©️ 2021, Rusty Alderson

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? …

Bootstrap — Wednesday, September 8, 2021 — ©️ 2021, Rusty Alderson

Bootstrap — Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — ©️ 2021, Rusty Alderson

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