THUS SPOKE FRED: On Finding Your Niche (Chapter 17)

And Fred thus spoke to his siblings; “Man is jostled, my brothers. Man is thrown about whether he sits on a camel or astride his ass. It is best to find your niche on the beast’s backbone early in your journey. Whether it be a little to the left, or more to the right, each man must find his niche. Although I must admit, sitting on your ass makes the task a little harder.


Some men know their destiny when they are but children (See Webster; DALI LAMA).

Some men find their destiny when puberty arrives (See Rolling Stone; Chippendales).

Some men vision their destiny before they finish school (See Forbes; Bill Gates).

Some men discover their destiny when they create a family (See Bible; Abraham).

And some men never discover their destiny, only their niche (See ibid.; Fred).

And it was thus, that Fred wandered from forest to forest, from cave to cave, from hither to yon. Two year intervals were his norm. Four years as apprentice was his limit.



Obliterator of Sharp Corners




Scriber of Educational Texts

And, at times, programmer

Master of None

“Hewing creates throbbing within the cranium.

Teaching is a joy.

Programming is like the proverbial child; at times it is very  good. But when it is bad, it is horrible.”

Thus spoke Fred.






About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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