About

Thank you for visiting my website — Dave Baldwin

My email: davebaldwin37@gmail.com

Poetry as a Spiritual Practice

Each week on Wednesday I post a poem inspired by one of the four scripture lessons in the upcoming Sunday service. The lessons are from the Old Testament, Psalms, Epistles, or Gospel. With the exception of 2022, I have been doing this since December 2018. That is my practice.

Bud and Mary

In 2022, I completed a book of poems about my parents and the life my three sisters and I shared with them. Click the Bud and Mary tab at the top of the page.

Published Poetry

To see my published poems, click this.

Readings

Edmonds Arts Festival, August 2021

Grammaticus

For tips on the writing, rewriting, and editing of technical documentation, go to my Grammaticus website. This information is on the “best practices” page of the website for Disney Technology Solutions & Services, which is a division of The Walt Disney Company. I spent over 40 years helping engineers improve their writing skills.

Click this to view Grammaticus.

Non-fiction

Author Bio

Dave Baldwin retired in 2017 as senior technical writer at the Walt Disney Company (Technology Division) after 40+ years as a technical writer and editor. In his career, he also worked for Boeing, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon. He has been a naval officer, college teacher, real estate broker, and masters track and field athlete.

Dave is the author of a book about the history of track and field. A poet for many years, he is the former national secretary for the Haiku Society of America. He lives in Lake Stevens, Washington.

Academics

B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 1965
M.A., English, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1971
Ph.D. studies in English (no degree), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1971-72

Plus three years of computer science courses (i.e., code writing and software development) at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA, from 1999 to 2001