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My Websites

This list is perpetually evolving and incomplete. (Yes, there's a Patreon.)


Doreen Michele: You can hire me to do resume work, among other things. I also write about: Tips for using BlogSpot, promoting yourself via social media, et al.
Write Pay: Includes a quick start guide for Textbroker.
Titles R Hard: The trials and tribulations of titling articles.


Street Life Solutions: Useful information for homeless Americans and advocates.
The Genevieve Files: LGBTQ people are at high risk of homelessness.
Pocket Puter: Helping homeless people use their smartphone productively.
San Diego Homeless Survival Guide: My first homeless site. (Archived)
What Helps The Homeless: My second homeless site. (Archived)


Pedestrian Coast: A love letter to Aberdeen, WA.
Solano Rail: A critique of the rail plan for Solano County, California.
Project: SRO (Currently offline)
American Home Works


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 August 31, 2020.

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