Walk Lobster

Now, on BOING BOING: My essay on the mad poet Gerard de Nerval’s famous “lobster walk.” (The first in a series of ha-ha-only serious attempts at “Self-Help for Surrealists.”) Teaser: […]

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The Road to WELL-ville

The WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link)—one of (if not the) oldest online communities,  testbed for my theories about disembodied sociology in the Digital Age when I was editing Flame Wars […]

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Mail Bonding

The LA Review of Books has published “Mail Bonding,” my lengthy essay on Floating Worlds, the impossibly erudite, puckishly witty, and nakedly revealing correspondence of Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer, […]

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