Tis twice now
that friendship and love
have died twin deaths
what was wasn't and what wasn't was
to speak more plainly;
in retrospect
twice, best friends, weren't.

Perran November ’94

By Daniel Dickinson

I’ve had quite an interesting (read challenging) life and managed to do some pretty good work despite all of that. On this site, however, I am mostly focused on topics that are either personal or political, rather than ‘real work’ like firmware development, web development, work history, and the various professional and hobby activities that are what far too many folks see as the only things that make a person’s life valuable or make a person’s life matter.