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About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.

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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams New Blue Glass: The light was good. The geometry severe. ViacomCBS at Columbia Square, 6121 Sunset Boulevard at … Continue reading

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A Necessary Pause

Taking the week off, at least from the commentary. Health issues. Getting old is a bit unpleasant. And stepping back always adds perspective. Let’s hope that’s true. So for now, this week, it’s time to chat with the doctors. Someone … Continue reading

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