Josh Mitteldorf

Rookie - 17 Points (10 May 1949 / New York)

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I started on a career path toward theoretical physics, and was waylaid by the cultural transformation of the 60s and a year in Taiwan, beginning a lifelong love affair with China. After finishing a PhD in physics, I went on to develop software and raise two girls, among the first adopted from China in the 1980s.

Currently I do research in the evolutionary biology of cooperation, and ... more »

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  • Rookie Kayoko Kan (7/17/2012 2:14:00 PM)

    I like the variety of style and spirit in your poems. Tenderness mixed with great mischief and adventure, thanks!

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Best Poem of Josh Mitteldorf

After Rudyard Kipling

With Affection and All Respect for Dear Rudyard

If you can keep your heart when all about you
__Are stretching reason to its reasoned end;
Ignore all form and pretense, without scoffing,
__And jesting always, care that none offend,
If you refuse to wait, but praise each moment,
__And make it burst with dear, impassioned life,
Embody your full range of love and loathing,
__But not take sides in other people's strife…

If you can listen well without believing;
__And think—but grant your thoughts no special claim;
If you can meet with Triumph and ...

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