I am Alan; this is my website.
Currently it consists of my blog, which I update according as I
have spare time and whim, some miscellaneous lists. There is also
a page with a little more about this website and me.
Feel free to browse.
Whenever I open a can of chickpeas and rinse them, I am overcome with a
desire to take each chickpea and slip off its transparent skin. I find
it so satisfying – so that of course I am not satisfied at all until I
have slipped the skin off of every last one. The safest thing for me,
therefore, is never to start in the first place.
I have a great love of editing. Semicolon— or m-dash? Too many syllables? Too languid? too clipped? One sentence twisting, another straight-ahead. Warp; point; zig; zag. I once dropped my house-keys such that they fell between the boards of the front porch: I rescued them
with a bent coat-hanger. Yes, I am nothing if not resourceful.
Yesterday evening we had friends over to our apartment for our weekly
oomancy session. As I was sweeping the floor in anticipation of their
arrival, I thought back to the first time I tried my hand at oomancy.