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About Me: Allen "Captain Applesauce" Rue

hope sign in big red letters like LOVE art sign on a city street

Thanks for visiting my website. I have maintained a personal website since the Internet started blossoming in 1996.

I like to share my thoughts and create stuff. I hope some of my thoughts and stories are helpful and/or relatable.

Bonus: maybe some my thoughts or images get a chuckle out of you.

Usually I would have a big picture of me on this page, but I am not feeling it. Nothing changes your life like poor health. Enjoy what you have because you never know what it feels like to be really ill unless it happens. I could never empathize the right way with people not knowing first-hand what they were probably experiencing. Now I do.

It is amazing how well all the moving parts work in our bodies. They are so interconnected, just as all of us should be as human beings. When one part breaks down, so many others suffer or malfunction. On the bright side, some body parts adapt and become stronger.

People say I look great and it drives me bonkers! My body is waif thin. If you look at some of the women on the gastroparesis support site, many are amazingly beautiful. It's the image of what our media projects we value most in western culture: waif thin women. Many people with my condition need feeding tubes to get nutrients. Thank goodness I can eat and keep it down! It's not the food I regularly what I want, but the food is not bad.

Hang in there all. If you want to see my older website I wrote in school more than a decade ago, feel free to visit: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ar335 (it will open in a new window)

I have a fortunate life, better than some of you reading this. Life is not fair and you have no idea what can/will happen. Please make the best of the ride you got through this bumpy life. It's going to be okay. Here is a quote from one of my favorite movies:

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Best wishes,
Allen