Welcome to My Personal Scratchpad


This site is a reflection of my persona.  Now that I'm getting on in years, I wanted to create a little bit of me that I can leave behind for you, my grandchildren and great grandchildren:


My reason for doing this on a website is that you may find value in it today, or tomorrow, or even well after I'm gone. Whenever you can use it, and whatever for, it'll be here for you and anyone else who knows about it.

There are two main menus...

My Stuff—my original work, mostly—includes accounts of some of my early experiences that helped form my world view, as well as glimpses into some of the history that brought you to this moment.

Resources—with links to authoritative sources on many topics—will be continually updated. My intent is to create a 'Swiss Army knife' of useful information, available on any device with Web access.   It's yours whenever you need it.

Come back soon and refresh pages often—this is a work in progress. I invite you to explore all the nooks and crannies of this site, and I'd love to receive your comments and suggestions.

PS: Many of the images in the headers—all the beautiful, natural ones such as Crater Lake above—are of places in Oregon.  I love this state.