Essays, math, humor, and other pieces of nonfiction.
A list of books and other things that I’m giving away. Updated every few months.
An essay about walking in the snow and missing my mother, written in 1989.
Recommendations on how to get people together to read stories aloud to each other.
Info about tools that I use and recommend for various purposes.
Tips for driving in Boston, for people who are new to it.
A writeup of a lovely derivation of the value of i to the i power.
A review of Christina Rossetti’s poem “Goblin Market,” first published in Clean Sheets in 1998.
A retrospective of some of the fiction we published at Strange Horizons during my time as a fiction editor there, from 2000 through 2012.
A link to my spreadsheet that lists all of Rogers’s Leverage-related blog posts.
A link to my spreadsheet listing all of Russ’s published short fiction.
A guide to giving good critiques in a writing workshop, by Mary Anne Mohanraj and Jed Hartman.
Overview and current status.
“one does not simply walk away from Omelas” (—Frumiosa, in a comment at The Toast) In 2021, I posted a blog post linking to a few Omelas-related stories. Over time, I encountered more such stories; eventually I decided to turn the list into a page that I can update over time. There’ve been many many […]
A two-part essay arguing both in favor of pursuing your dreams and in favor of being happy with what you have.
A parody of an essay by Matthew Arnold; written for a high school English class.
A couple of pages with Hugo Award-related statistics.
A list of some stuff that I consider worth seeing and doing in the SF Bay Area, without the NSFW/adults-only items.
Hartman’s Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation and other laws.
A link to my spreadsheet that lists classic works adapted into modern high school settings.
A link to my spreadsheet that lists high-profile unthemed series of original sf anthologies.
In the mid-’90s, I wrote several pages on the general topic of mail that asks you to forward it.
In 2014-2015, this page was an attempt to stay up-to-date on the status of marriage equality in many US states. This page became irrelevant after the US Supreme Court recognized marriage equality throughout the country in 2015; I’m leaving it up for historical purposes.
My ratings and reviews for movies I saw in and before 1999.
A set of HTML authoring tips from 1997, preserved for historical purposes.
A set of tips from 1996, preserved for historical purposes.