Author Archives: John Valley

About John Valley

Born in Michigan, USA, in 1948, I've since lived all over the US, but back here again. I've worked as operating systems developer, consultant, and published three books on Unix and programming back in the 90's. My interests include philosophy and cooking chili. I can usually be found online in the mornings, on Undernet, chatting with people in the #Philosophical channel.

Lackadaisical

its such a sunny day todayjust the kind of day to playbut here comes life in all itsheaving and sighing uncertainty:what to do what to doI do not know and cannot say. so off with you all you sportive childrenthat … Continue reading

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Nighttime

quietstanding in the night airthe crickets chirp and a breeze rustles the leavesin nearby trees the streets are empty the parking lot stands in pools of light, still and devoid of movement except for the dance of insects near the … Continue reading

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Rose

I saw a roseby the wayby a wallof flaking, brittle, cracked and soot-stained stone I saw a roseby any other namethat smelled so sweetwith dew drops in its hair I saw a roseby dawn’s early lightpale and wilted by the … Continue reading

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Ode to Technology

Things,       beauteous things Washers and dryers and microwavesToasters and roasters and stereoHow would I ever get through the dayWithout a walkman radio I don’t need GodI need a repairman!I don’t need LoveI need a good salesman! I got my     quadraphonic stereo … Continue reading

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