Whitman Poem

Fort Green Park

One of the joys of Brooklyn is being immersed in history. My apartment is in a house built just after Lincoln’s presidency. Down the street is Brooklyn’s first park designed by Olmsted and Vaux and standing on the site of a Revolutionary War fort. As editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Walt Whitman lobbied for the creation of that park.

Roaming in Thought
Walt Whitman — Leaves of Grass

ROAMING in thought over the Universe, I saw the little that is Good steadily hastening towards immortality,

And the vast all that is call’d Evil I saw hastening to merge itself and become lost and dead.

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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.