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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.

Quote of the day April 17th, 2014

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daily quotes powered by Mads Søgaard's Quote of the Day Script. Many of the quotes were collected from The Quotations Page, Quoteland, and Brainy Quote, but I've also received a number of quotes from individuals. Email me at 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.

My recent articles include Randomizing Sliding Puzzle Tiles published at SitePoint and a pair published at Yahoo! Voices, Intelligent Design: Is It Science? and Intelligent Design: Is It Creationism?

You might also have seen some of my work at Wikipedia, where I've made more than 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.

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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 I play there under the username aardvark92.

Although I'm a lifelong Kansas resident of more than four decades, I have only once seen a tornado.

Selected Writings

Yahoo! Voices January 2011
What can a short story from the 19th century teach us about climate change in the 21st century?
Baseball Reflections September 2012
The season started with such high hopes…
Yahoo! Voices February 2009
Time moves at its own pace in canyon country.
Get Lost Magazine June 2002
How could I say no?
Baseball Reflections March 2013
I look into my cloudy crystal ball.
Yahoo! Voices September 2008
The way to learn a foreign language is through total immersion. June 2005
A simple way to make your site more dynamic
Get Lost Magazine Februay 2004
Next time, I'd rather hitchhike.
Yahoo! Voices November 2007
Not your typical book review August 2001
Finding freedom in a weekend getaway to the mountains
SitePoint January 2012
Exploring the HTML5 canvas by building a simple game

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