A repository for creative things I have created.
Occasionally I write stories. My rate of coming out with new material has been pretty slow, so there’s not a lot here, and some of it is pretty old, but then you didn’t come here to read excuses.
- The Old Main Line: The pacing is a little odd, especially around the big blow-up, which was supposed to feel less sudden, and I’m not sure the underlying message came through that well, but all in all I like it. 25 pp., 2012.
- What Happened Next: A short, weird little story about the internet. 5 pp., 2015–16.
- The No-Account: A young bureaucrat-in-training is sent on a mission from a future version of Pittsburgh circa 2220, to propose an alliance with a village in the Appalachians. It’s supposed to be pretty simple, but he discovers he and the people there can’t quite seem to understand each other, and on the way to figuring out why, he’ll learn things he never suspected anyone out here could teach him. 38 pp., 2018; published in the Fall 2018 issue of Into the Ruins.
I’ve made some fonts!
- Newt Serif. First one I finished and put up for sale. Whimsical serif.
- Solveig. Stressed sans-serif. Sort of like Optima but more interesting and a little less practical.
- Walleye. Text serif with a massive character set covering Cyrillic and polytonic Greek.
During high school I discovered graphic design and started designing T-shirts, and I put them up on CafePress. Many of them are amateurish, inexplicable, or both, but there are some fun ones. In the olden days there were limitations on how many shirts of any style you could sell in one store, so I started three stores:
So, you know how a lot of academic writing is god-awful and full of twenty-dollar words that you have to pick and slog through with a dictionary of Latin and Greek word roots open on the table?
Oh, you don’t keep a dictionary of Latin and Greek word roots around? Well even so, if you went to college you probably know what I’m talking about. When I was in college I wrote a paper about those words and why they’re so hard and what could be done about it. I think it’s a pretty decent and accessible paper; I tried to make it an example of less obfuscated writing. If you’d like to read it, it’s here:
will appear here if I remember other neat stuff I’ve done that can be conveyed to you via electron streams.