like laborers bound to no master
like travelers bound for no known destination
Stories and poetry
The Story of the Ten Commandments (as told by Coises) (January 25, 2002): what really happened on that mountain
A Thin Place in the Skin of Things (November 10, 2005): a poem
Cat’s Claw (June 27, 2010): a short-short story written for a fan-fiction contest
Dream Dawning (May 13, 2013): an unusually detailed dream that came just before waking
The Old and the Young (July 11–18, 2006; January 31, 2018): a comic about the multi-generation gap
Postmodern News (April 5, 2009–?): Don’t read that... look at this!
Essays and letters
Art Is Not a Zero-Sum Game (August 7, 1998): an essay originally posted to Electronic Musician magazine's Perspectives discussion board
What Napster Means (June 8, 2000): an open letter to Metallica, et al.
Morality and Ethics (August 22, 2000): a brief essay suggesting a distinction between morality and ethics
There Is No Political Solution (April 13, 2007): on the futility of politics
Democracy, Ends and Means (March 17, 2009): an essay suggesting a failure mode of contemporary US democracy
Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet (July 13, 2014): my response to the FCC’s request for comments
Aquarius Revisited (July 31, 1998): An Amazon.com Customer Review of this book (which somehow came out sounding rather like an advertising blurb) has the dubious distinction of being the first thing I wrote to appear on the World Wide Web.
Shampoo (December 29, 1998): a movie review for IMDb
Amazon.com reviews (October 23, 2002–?)