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Sitting on a rock, water burbling into the distance
Sitting on a rock, water burbling into the distance

Greetings. I’m Robert Hamill. On this site, I indulge my analytic side. My topics run from economic policy to government to nuances of daily life, usually from a scientific or mathematical point of view. The writing category holds more than a dozen stories. In the writing craft section, my frustrations and struggles to write stories and essays get discussed in various guises. Of particular effort and very limited success to date concerns choosing between expressing an idea through a story and through an essay.

I also post on the mind’s working (I’ve been a Mensan since 1973 and studying the mind as an interested observer) and post thoughts in Mental Construction on how neural characteristics of the brain affect our thinking. Mainly by abstraction, similarity, and association driving the non-logical aspects of our mind.

I worked in software design for thirty years, until I retired in 2010. Before that, there was a stint in the Marines, a job as a stock clerk for a data processing shop, and then college under the GI Bill. In the work force, I got trained in programming, moved up to tech analysis, and after night school at Johns Hopkins APL, shifted into software architecture and data warehousing. During those years, married with a growing family, I stuffed my ideas and projects into folders and file cabinets—for when I retired. Now, these years.

While I sit pondering, the world swims past.

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