Posts relevant to my profession as a software developer are at IEFBR14. (Some posts are cross-posted to Technology at NPR.) I use Pinboard to manage my bookmarks. David Gorsline, personal/professional profile, takes the place of my old TypeKey profile.

I serve on the board of Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp; I manage the web site and write short pieces for the newsletter.

I am the webmaster for Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (and I’m a board rep and judge, too).

pedantic nuthatch is the predecessor blog to A Honey of an Anklet. The old blog had an uncapitalized title, a lot of Verdana, and lots and lots of gray. This one doesn’t.

Before the blog, starting in 1997, I wrote a salmagundi of pages that eventually I called the chorister’s c. Some of them, like the info on playwright Larry Shue, are either stable or archived, and I just blow the dust off them once in a while. Others, like those about the Wood Duck, get updated more regularly.

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We Crack Us Up was a great name for a blog, and for a time was a long-tail experiment jointly blogged with Leta. My Salesforce.com forum posts, keyed to an e-mail address with a former employer, were anonymized in the great GDPR migration of May, 2018. Time was, I posted dailyish status updates at Our Friend in Reston.

Essential books at Goodreads

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
The Sound and the Fury: An Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism
All the King's Men
House of Leaves
Nathanael West : Novels and Other Writings : The Dream Life of Balso Snell / Miss Lonelyhearts / A Cool Million / The Day of the Locust / Letters
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
The Timeless Way of Building
Te-Tao Ching
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
In Our Time
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Mrs. Dalloway
The Face of Battle
Open Secrets: Stories

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David Gorsline

Reston, Virginia USA

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