Welcome to my little corner of the web. I've maintained this site for nearly fifteen years. The web has changed a lot in that time, but this place really hasn't. I keep thinking one of these days I'm going to give it a major overhaul, but others projects always seem to take priority. Such is life.
From 2005 to 2010 I offered my thoughts about life, faith, morality, and similar topics in my blog it seems to me…. In 2008 I started a second blog, this blog considered harmful, where I discussed computer programming and related topics. I've stopped blogging but you can still peruse the archives.
For the last couple years I've dabbled at the "microblogging" site Twitter, where I use the pseudonym @bruce_alderman. I've never really gotten into the full Twitter experience; I mainly use it to bookmark interesting links to look at later.
Quote of the day May 24th, 2013
Daily quotes powered by Mads Søgaard's Quote of the Day Script. Many of the quotes were collected from The Quotations Page or Quoteland. I've received a number of quotes from individuals. Send email to bruce(at)brucealderman(dot)info if you've got one you'd like to see here.
A little about me
I'm a writer. OK, so that's not my job title. I have a day job as a computer programmer for the Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas. Writing, though, is my true vocation.
My first published article appeared in Planet Kansas, the newsletter of the Kansas Sierra Club, in December, 1999. The article was titled Stopping Christmas Shopping, and featured 15 tips for "winning the fight against holiday consumerism". It wasn't high quality literature, but it was printed with real ink on real paper. Planet Kansas, I knew, would take any articles they could get, from anyone who took the time to submit them. But that didn't matter to me. Seeing my name in a byline convinced me that I could be a writer.
You might also have seen some of my work at Wikipedia, where I've made nearly 500 edits since June of 2006.
I've got links to more of my stuff below.
I am a moderate Christian and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita. Lately I've been attending Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe, but have not yet transferred my membership.
I am a 1992 graduate of Bethany College. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, hiking, gardening, and playing chess. If you're a chess player, feel free to challenge me to a game at chess.com. I play there under the username aardvark92.
Although I'm a lifelong Kansas resident for more than four decades, I have only once seen a tornado.
|The Climate Imp||Yahoo Voices||January 2011|
|What can a short story from the 19th century teach us about climate change in the 21st century?|
|Time Travel||Associated Content||February 2009|
|Time moves at its own pace in canyon country|
|I Want You to Have This Hat||Get Lost Magazine||June 2002|
|How could I say no?|
|Sink or Swim||Associated Content||September 2008|
|Learning a foreign language through total immersion|
|Adding a Poll to Your Web Site||Codewalkers.com||June 2005|
|My first web programming tutorial|
|The God Delusion: A Source Criticism||Associated Content||November 2007|
|Not your typical book review|
|The View from the Top||Travelbackpacker.com||August 2001|
|Finding freedom in a weekend getaway to the mountains|
|Image Manipulation with HTML5 Canvas: A Sliding Puzzle||SitePoint||January 2012|
|Exploring the HTML5 canvas by building a simple game|
|The Royals' Pitching Woes||Baseball Reflections||September 2012|
|The season started with such high hopes…|
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