Hans the Hedgehog

I’ve been reading Grimm’s fairy tales to my daughter.

Etched Tree by kjudyHans the Hedgehog is a 19th century, Germanic mind !#@$ — for children.

“…he made the cock fly on to a high tree with him, and there he sat for many a long year, and watched his asses and swine until the herd was quite large, and his father knew nothing about him.”

“While he was sitting in the tree, however, he played his bagpipes, and made music which was very beautiful.”

Gorgeous, grotesque and entirely insensitive to gender and race; daughters sacrificed and an enchanted youth whitened by ‘precious salves’.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.