I guess I should do one of those #introductions.
I'm a writer and poet. My blog is 15 years old. I'm a web designer and copyediter. I did a TEDx talk about the power of personal narrative. I've run a gratitude group for 8 years. I have 4 cats, but I only like them 2 at a time, because cats are terrible. I'll never forget that I rubbed a semi-famous person's belly instead of shaking their hand. I apparently love dying of embarrassment forever.
Here's a very pink photo of my friend Geof far away and tiny. https://elanmorgan.com/blog/gratitude-list-1112
This is a big one. I was sitting at my desk trying to get through some work, but I couldn't concentrate, and then all these words came to me. I haven't written like this in a long time, and, let me tell you, IT FEELS GOOD.
When I was a kid I made a tape copy of the Nirvana CD "In Utero" by playing it on a Windows 98 computer one of my relatives had hooked up to a stereo system, but he had a G.I. Joe theme installed, and I was using the computer for other things at the same time, so the copy of the album I had was full of random samples of Cobra Commander shouting at people, and the real version of the album has never sounded quite right to me without the yelling
My latest poem is here: https://elanmorgan.com/blog/broken-will
Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner's Roy Batty, RIP https://boingboing.net/2019/07/24/rutger-hauer-blade-runners.html
It's funny how I can publish my poems publicly for years and share them on stage in front of strangers several times over the last year, but reading them out loud on my little blog audio podcast had me frozen for months. Brains make such fun games of things.
I finally put out the audio version of the 12 poems I wrote during National Poetry Month in April. I aim to do this for all my blog posts, but I psychologically bottlenecked myself about podcasting for a little while. Here they are: https://elanmorgan.com/blogcast/12-poems-for-national-poetry-month-april-2019-audio
The San Francisco Examiner, California, December 18, 1933 https://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post/185981633941/yesterdaysprint-the-san-francisco-examiner
Here's my July 2019 Mixtape. It's 1 hour and 54 minutes long and has 33 singer/songwriter, alternative, psychedelic, punk, indie rock, rock, vocal, and pop songs from 6 different decades. Happy listening! https://elanmorgan.com/blog/elan-july-2019-mixtape-playlist#.XRljlcQ9Qfg.twitter
I gratitude posted: https://elanmorgan.com/blog/gratitude-list-1103
"Personal blogging, building my own life narrative outside the previous impediments of offline social expectations, let me discover a courage I didn’t ever believe I could possess before."
—I’m Apparently an Inveterate Liar When It Comes to Blogging, but It’s a Hope-based Kind of Lying, https://elanmorgan.com/blog/inveterate-liar-about-blogging#.XQfpE6sJjJU.twitter
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