...almost the whole world is asleep...only a few people are awake, and they live in a state of constant, total amazement.—Joe Versus the Volcano, the movie (1990)
If living in "a state of constant, total amazement" is sufficient, I am one of the awake. I’m also a retired computer scientist living in Tallahassee, FL with my wife and acknowledged first editor, Barbara. I’ve earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, worked in industry for 15 years doing computer software R&D, and taught in academia for about 30 years as a computer science professor. I’ve analyzed, modeled, designed, and built computer software systems and published numerous research papers and a book on information and database modeling—Object Relationship Notation (ORN) for Database Applications: Enhancing the Modeling and Implementation of Associations, Springer (2009).
In retirement I enjoy applying my analytical skills and hopefully open-mind toward my more worldly interests in science, philosophy, religion, and politics, seeking to comprehend the many amazing things I observe. I like to struggle to formulate and explain any insights I have in writing as best I can and then share them, relishing any feedback I get. My aim is to write only when I have something really significant to share. My hope is to interest a large audience and that you and I will be tolerant of each other’s views.