occasional essays on various topics

Most recent updates:
2019.0401: 2019.03 minutiae
2018.1231: Cat’s Eye
2018.1224: The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook; Tartine All Day
2018.1112: Stan Lee, 1922-2018
2018.1024: Capital in the Twenty‑First Century

interactive fiction
stories in which you get to participate

Endless, Nameless: a.k.a. “what I did in 2012
Narcolepsy: Xyzzy for Best Writing
Varicella: four Xyzzies, including Best Game
Photopia: voted best IF of all time (2015 poll)
...and several more

conventional prose
stuff you can read without entering commands

my novel, Ready, Okay!
the ever-popular Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective
a ton of juvenilia
...and various odds and ends

now playing: Evil Creatures

Most recent updates:
2014.07: part ten: “Thickly Settled”
2014.03: part nine: “More Than Meets the Eye II”
2012.08: part eight: “Fortune Teller”
2012.05: part seven: “Explosions”
2011.09: part six: “Room Service”

new adventures in lo‑fi

Most recent updates:
Radio K Ask/Tell: #11 (2018.0809)
Radio K Calen‑deliria: #1 (2017.0911)

…plus some rock and/or roll songs

restaurant and cookbook reviews

Most recent updates:
2019.0507: 7 for Marugame Udon
2019.0506: 7 for Chevys Fresh Mex
2019.0420: 12 for Salt & Straw
2019.0417: 7 for Augie's Montreal Deli in Berkeley
2019.0415: 17 for Sliver

stuff that didn't fit anywhere else

Most recent updates:
2018.0513: 2018 Lyttle Lytton winners
2018.0419: Annotated list of favorite songs
2017.0501: 2017 Lyttle Lytton winners
2016.0503: 2016 Lyttle Lytton winners
2015.0417: 70s Mondrian

contact information
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