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My Websites

This list is perpetually evolving and incomplete. Yes, there's a Patreon and you may also be interested in My Reddits.

As of Dec 18, 2020, some sites have been taken offline at least temporarily while I review them for privacy concerns.


Eclogiselle: Development resources for small communities.
Project: SRO: A resource about housing and the built environment.
Butterfly Economy: Related to the two projects above.
Pedestrian Coast (Currently offline)
Solano Rail: A critique of Solano County, California's rail plan.
American Home Works


Street Life Solutions: Useful information for homeless Americans and advocates.
The Genevieve Files: LGBTQ people are at high risk of homelessness.
Pocket Puter: Being productive with a smartphone or tablet.
San Diego Homeless Survival Guide: My first homeless site. It is a treasure trove of practical information mostly written while I was actually homeless.
What Helps The Homeless: Also mostly written while I was actually homeless.


Doreen Michele: A website about websites where I write about writing.
Write Pay: Includes a quick start guide for Textbroker.
Titles R Hard: The trials and tribulations of writing titles.


A Bottleneck in the System
Atypical Cystic Fibrosis
Nutrient Dense
Stop Touching Your Face
Formulary of Life


I've had a few short-lived comics. At some point, I repackaged Lil November under the name The Cute And The Dead in hopes of someday reviving it.

Last Updated April 9, 2021.

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