Welcome to the home-page of Lucymarie Ruth

Latest posts:

2017-06-19 – Thought for the day: Nietzsche’s challenge


2017/06/18 – Thought for the day:  American Exceptionalism


An attempt to explain what music means to me


Our old brain


For Our Sake


The Tragedy of Losing Faith


Newt Gingrich’s Sharia Deportation Test


Bernie Betrays His Backers


Orlando Massacre


The Evil of Two Lessers


About me:

A sometime composer of music, I love to sing. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in music. I worked for 37 ½ years as a mainframe computer-programmer/systems-engineer. I was a volunteer in a nursing home for 3 ½ years, a stint which ended recently. I am a mediocre chess player who nevertheless once beat 6-time US Champion Grandmaster Walter Browne. I am a voracious reader (your books are not safe when I come to visit). I am a democratic socialist, because I prize freedom for all the worlds’ peoples, and take seriously our continuing destruction of the planet. It is a consolation to me that I have at least some Anishinaabe blood coursing through my veins.

Please listen to my music at


Some of my music scores can browsed on this website:

The Tiger – a setting of William Blake’s poem for 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos


The Lone, Wild Bird – arranged for wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon)


The Lone, Wild Bird – arranged for flute solo, soprano solo, alto solo, and SATB choir


The piano reduction score for all my versions of The Lone, Wild Bird


If you want to contact me about my music,  please send an e-mail to lucymarieruth@gmail.com

You will find on this website:

a) A link to Lucy’s Music

You can listen to some of my music on YouTube.


b) Music – great performances of great pieces on CD

A list of the pieces of music that I love listening to, and the recorded performances of them that I like the best.


c) Other stuff that I put here from time to time

Extensive catastrophe in the USA that would result from spent nuclear fuel fire:


Some of my favorite movies:


April Fools 2015:


What must be said today:


Also, consider the relevance of this short excerpt from George Steiner’s “In Bluebeard’s Castle” to recent barbaric acts committed by and in the USA, and the necessity for us to continue to be outraged by this, and not to become numb to it.


My ironic comments about my experience in Oakland’s protest over Darren Wilson, my experience during 1969’s Peoples Park demonstations, and my encounter with Mario Savio:


The basic facts one can learn from any textbook on Physics or from the Internet on why building and operating nuclear power plants is criminally insane:


What John Fowles’ novel The Magus can tell us about the barbaric, ruthless, inhuman country the USA is becoming:


What Sophocles’ drama Antigone can tell us about our necessity to choose which side we are on: the side of freedom and life, or tyranny and death.


d) Some old, but still relevant, “Thoughts for today”


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