I had thought that I might be able to resume at least some blogging here, but it’s just not going to happen. Too much to do — and soon I will begin blogging in support of my forthcoming book How to Think. Please keep an eye on that site, if thinking is the kind of thing you’re into.

I am still of course fascinated by all the themes I have written about here, and am always reading about them. I keep track of much of my reading on my Pinboard page, and will try to remember to use the textpatterns tag to note things that might of of interest to my readers here.

Also, I have essays on Textpatterns-related topics coming out in the journal that hosts this blog, the good old New Atlantis, and also in The Hedgehog Review. I’ll point to those, when the time comes, on Twitter.


  1. Hi Alan – I've really enjoy reading things you've written, and thank-you for posting the link to your Pinboard page. I don't use pinboard (but now I will check yours from time to time), but I do use Goodreads a lot for finding books, and I've found many, through friends, authors, bloggers etc, that I would never have heard of otherwise. I know you're not the biggest fan of technology, but have you considered cross-posting your thoughts on books to Goodreads (or maybe link to your published reviews)?


  2. Thanks for the kind words, Joshua. I’m afraid I’m not a Goodreads kind of guy. Pinboard (“social bookmarking for introverts”) comes closer to matching my personality type.

  3. Oh, and I have a list of recent publications on the front page of my own site: ayjay.org. And if you click on my name on the upper-right-hand box on this page, the one with the brief bio, it’ll take you to my TNA author page, which has a list of publications.

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