Another section has Articles. This section is a "grab bag" of other nonfiction works. If you're looking for a place to start, I suggest Actually, to Me, It Is a Very Good Day.
- Actually, to Me, It Is a Very Good Day (medium)
- This is from a lecture and "reading aloud by the author" session.
- An Author's Musing Memoirs: Retrospective Reflections, Retracings, and Retractions (medium)
- A letter to the reader about God, some of my flaws, and God's work even in a flawed person such as Yours Truly.
- The Case for Uncreative Web Design (medium)
- Many people think good web design means making a design that's different from other websites. This article argues another perspective.
- "Concept Demo" Awards Program (medium)
- A carefully thought-out resource for reviewers for web awards program, on how to best present their programs to the web.
A discussion from a mailing list.
Part of an even bigger failure.
- Jonathan's Canon (medium)
- An annotated bibliography of works that have influenced me, that I would like to pass on.
- On Kything (medium)
- Excerpted from the Journal of an Awakening.
- Memory and Prayer (short)
- Do you believe that prayer is a good thing, but struggle to enjoy it for more than two minutes? I did for a long time; then something clicked.
- On Mentorship (medium)
- A description of mentorship that has more than technique.
- Not Stressed? (medium)
- This is something I wrote about spiritual discipline and stress. I went to a Bible study that talked about dealing with stress, and when I heard the discussion, I realized that I was living at a much lower level of stress than what was assumed. I thought about how to explain why I experience less stress, and I realized that stress was the tip of the iceberg.
The author wonders if a new term might be helpful in one very specific case.
An open letter from a customer: I Don't WANT to Abuse Your Employees and be Rewarded for Gaming the System (short)
- The phrase "The customer is always right!" heralded in good customer service in an age of bad customer service.
Now some companies take "The customer is always right!" in a way that rewards customers who burn out their employees. This is a call to treat employees as human beings and perhaps free them to offer better customer service.
Do you want a link from this site?
If you do, you would do well to read this piece and follow my advice, at least in talking with this site.
- An Open Letter to Spam Patrons (short)
- Do you hate spam? Here's a letter you can send to business owners who don't understand why spamming is bad.
- Seven-Sided Gem (medium)
- This lecture was given at Mensa's Chicago Regional Gathering, and was meant to share several facets of interesting personal experience.
- Tinkering With Perl
- Something I wrote when my brothers were twelve to introduce them to programming. It tries to be very simple—just enough so kids can start tinkering.