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D Ruth Holloway

I'm a little bit of everything. Growing up, my father taught me the value of problem-solving, and instilled in me a hunger for knowledge. That ethos has turned me into a life-long learner, and I am interested in and skilled at a great many things.

I'm a public speaker, a writer, a software developer, a project manager, a dog-mommy, a tinkerer, a wife, a parent, a grandparent, an occasional activist, a skilled cook, an artist, and an autoharpist.

Today, anyway. That list may change at any time, with no notice at all.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

—Robert A. Heinlein
Time Enough for Love

Author, Author!

I have written a novel! Learn more about my fiction-writing alter ego Lyla Hopper.

Book Reviews

I write occasional book reviews under the pen name of Amy Daltry for my friend Marlene Harris.


Most of my coding is done in Perl. You can find my contributions to the community here.


I write a lot of code; most of it ends up on GitLab.


Some of my work ends up on GitHub.

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