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Chronicling personal movement in six dimensions.

The Wealthy Peasant

Writings on the small problem of sustainably spreading wealth and independence as far as it can possibly go.

The Inkwell

Bearing grease for the modern writing dynamo.

The New Creed

A mystic universalist reformed postmodernist tries to explain himself.


By way of variety, a theatre of language.


Code and concepts for using modern machines to create wonderful things.

The Legendarium

A small but growing compendium of the wonderful.

Under Glass

Reviews of books, films, and other cultural artifacts.

Koans of the Midwest

One hand clapping in the fish house.

On Building

Memoirs of an aspiring and unlikely carpenter.

The Society of Dapper Fellows

Stories of the good men I know, and have known.

The Greatest Crime

Typewritten notes on the question of crime.

Marquee Fiction

Short stories exactly 256 characters long.

The Regular Vein

The continuing adventures of a ship and her crew.


Book cover for 'Noise of Creation' by Joel Alexander

A Book-Making Machine

Printing books from bits

Local Yarn Site Notes

More information about this website.

Noise of Creation

A serial postmodern devotional.

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