My name is Roy Sturgeon and in starting my eighth decade, I have more stuff to look back on than to look forward to.
In starting this blog, I was aware of limits to my knowledge, intellect and authoring skills. I therefore look to like-minded others better equipped to help address the many problems that confront humanity, especially those of theism.
And in this respect I consider Christopher Hitchens to have been one of the greatest intellects and protagonists of atheism. And thanks to YouTube I can continue to enjoy the many debates that he participated in. Hich’s religious apologist opponents are mostly so inept that I now tend to fast forward over their unfalsifiable, faith based contributions.
I’ve enjoyed a career in computer technology, corporate event production and “pixel herding” as my son, Paul calls digital design. Nevertheless, I can remember “Cut and Paste” in terms of scalpel and glue, when you needed a Mac to use Photoshop and when Bill Gates thought that the Internet wouldn’t take off.
And while reminiscing, I recall when IBM made history by choosing, mainly out of spite, an unknown company called Microsoft instead of my then client, the more established Digital Research, to supply the operating system for their first PCs.
I work with my wife, Sue Moffitt, photographing, producing and websiting prints of her original paintings, but in an attempt to stave of early “dementia” and daytime TV, I also run this and Sue’s website.