Word Haul

It’s a New Word Alert roundup!

Posted on Saturday, March 4th, 2023.

Sci-Fi Mini Crossword

Crosshare is a nifty site for hosting (and playing) user-constructed crosswords. You can embed puzzles on other sites, like this mini crossword I made for PORTRAITS #2. (Be forewarned: it contains some very esoteric science fiction clues.)

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.


The February 2023 issue of my illustrated haiku review fanzine PORTRAITS is out (in the mail and online for patrons; the posts go public for everyone next week). This issue has two more haiku than the first issue. The print edition is now double-sided, so the portraits are printed at a slightly larger scale. Last but not least, it includes a crossword!

Here’s a video sneak preview:

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.

Tiger Print

My patron print for this February is this tiger:

Here it is a quick video clip:

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2023.

New in the Queue – February 17

Continuing my random inventory of to-be-read (or in-progress) books, which aren’t necessarily new acquisitions:

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2023.

Coffee and Books

Kelly gave me a pin that’s right on the money!

Coffee cup and books besides a Coffee and Books pin

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023.

New in the Queue – February 10

My to-be-read pile has grown to fill a whole bookshelf. I’m okay with this! I like discovering interesting things that’ve been steeping in the stacks. But sometimes I do forget what’s in the queue. To keep these unread books on my radar, I’m going to write a few “previews” noting why or how I picked them up.

I’ll start with the most recent additions and work back from there until I don’t.

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023.

Science Fiction Reference Sites

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2023.


I’m making a monthly little visual fanzine called PORTRAITS. It contains short commentary on things I’ve recently read, coupled with original art associated with each story. Bringing back an old anoved.net tradition, the commentary may be in haiku form. The illustrations are typically author portraits.

Patrons get the print zine, early access, and original art from each issue. Subsequently, the content is free to see online at Patreon.

Issue #1 went out in January 2023. Find it here!

Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.

New Word Alert: Endling

This one’s sad. An endling is the last known living individual of a now-extinct species.

Arrived at this word by way of reading about the Thylacine. Very much worth a watch is this short film about a performance adaptation of a picture book titled The Dream of the Thylacine.

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.