user since
Tue Mar 27 2001 at 16:29:27 (23.2 years ago )
last seen
Thu Jun 22 2023 at 05:01:55 (11 months ago )
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mission drive within everything
To learn.
Science, literature, philosophy
State University of New York
most recent writeup
E2 Quest: 21st Century Science
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Somehow back and poking around in 2023.
User Since: Tue Mar 27 2001 at 16:29:27 (22.2 years ago )

Twenty-two years? How did that happen?
I remember where I was, and where I wasn't in the spring of 2001.
I remember who was still alive.
I remember this website being a portal to growing passions within me that I didn't realize I had.
And now, ffs... I don't feel like I'm living the same life. No idea if anyone will read this.
Hopefully I'll be back to poke around again before another 20 years goes by...

Random happy sampling:




(idea) by Minderbender (3.5 y)
(idea) by wharfinger (5.7 y)
(idea) by sensei (5.9 y)
(idea) by Gritchka (1.9 y)
(idea) by stand/alone/bitch (5.8 y)


I appreciate receiving feedback from everyone, as my intention is to contribute work to this database that will make it better.. So, if there is anything that I ought to edit or tweak to improve things, please let me know.

And also, I enjoy giving help. I write mostly factual writeups, but I love reading everything, so if you would like a node audit, or a fresh pair of eyes to look at something you've written, I would be happy to do so.

If you're new to E2, in the interest of being helpful, some things that you may want to read that I think help illuminate how to write well for this site are:

E2 FAQ: Read Me First: Getting Started on E2
Link and Link
E2 Mentoring Sign-Up

HTML symbol reference
and E2 HTML
will help with understanding the basics of HTML tag use on E2

Voting/Experience system
How you will increase in levels as you write more for the database, and how writeup "voting" works

And remember: the more you read, the better you'll write!


"The accumulated experience of the past thirty years, fills me with the greatest hope that in the adoption of non-violence lies the future of India and the world. It is the most harmless and yet equally effective way of dealing with the political and economic wrongs of the downtrodden portion of humanity. I have known from early youth that non-violence is not a cloistered virtue to be practiced by the individual for his peace and final salvation, but it is a rule of conduct for society if it is to live consistently with human dignity and make progress towards the attainment of peace for which it has been yearning for ages past." —Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world." —Mother Theresa

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