B.A. Essay - This is the entire 50-page document
plus notes in one file (117K). The title is "On the Education of
Autocrats: Catherine's Grandsons," and you can dip your toes in the
water first with this "brief" abstract.
Utopia Parkway - A netzine Kari
Bauer,Franny Parker and I founded and ran for a few years
in college. The complete archives are now available once again (while
the whole world breathes a sigh of relief...).
The Kate & Kari Show - This is, er, a slightly
embarrassing artifact of mine and Kari's very first foray into the wide world of the
web. Since this was c.1993, it was the time of nearly
everyone's first foray into the web, and since the
Show was also in a way the precursor to Utopia Parkway, it has some historic significance
going both ways. If nothing else, it might be worth a look just to
either [a] guffaw or [b] blink back a tear of nostalgia (depending on
your point of view) at the grey backgrounds and those pathetic early
attempts to "integrate" text and images. Oh, and it's probably worth
seeing the fingerpaints, too. (Just
what the early internet planners had in mind for "content," don't you
My Old Snafu Homepage -
This also looks pretty primitive these days, but I'm very attached to
it nonetheless. The text, by the way, is an artful confusion of a
number of different quotes. Aw, I destroyed the magic by telling you that,
didn't I? P.S. Thanks to Kevin Fu for generously hosting my web junk all these
years (and still bearing the bulk of the new-n-improved Utopia
Parkway) on his own server, snafu.fooworld.org, which apparently still looks
like a fridgidaire.
The other pages listed at left will open in this frame, and
mostly contain new or updated content. These items, too, may require
-- as does almost everything for which I am responsible -- some
Links - the current list is a bit out of date
(by a year or two - where does the time go?). I was going to update
them, but most of my new links have worked themselves onto other
pages, and I'm going to leave them be. So there.
Holland - I was born
and raised in Holland, Michigan, home of the Tulip Festival. Try as
I might to put the place thoroughly behind me, there's somehow always
a little pile of tulip detritus following me around....The place is
cursed, I tell ya.
Russia - Site of more recent obsessing. I
was a Russian Civilization major at college, I spent nine
months living in glorious, decaying, slushy St. Petersburg last year, and if all goes well I'll
be allowed to spend the rest of my life studying the place. Under the
circumstances, it's surprising there isn't more here, really. But
then, you should see my bookshelves.
This is meant to be a sort of rotating repository of images I've got
hanging around. For the moment, that means all that's there is an art project I did in 1994, and a bunch of
pictures of my mom's dog, Sophie,
when she was a puppy ('cause it's not a personal home page without
a few pet pics, right??).
Magnetic Poetry - My friends and I did
most of these in college. Oddly enough, the Mag Po people
didn't seem to think they were worthy of getting published in their
little book. You be the judge.
Credits - As everyone knows, the 'net is like
Vegas, only without even a miniscule chance of hitting the jackpot
(without stock options, that is) -- the drinks are always free. But
sometimes they're hard to find. Herewith the sources (and due
gratitude) for all the free goodies that pepper this site.