I enjoy my tools. They make my life better if I chose well. Here are a selection of what I rely on for various sundry aspects of my life, public and private.

Many of my sources are older, analog, and even out-of-print. I want these because newer sources may discard older references for contemporary — and thus trivial to find — selections.

This page is the epitome of a work-in-progress.

Writing Tools


  • A New Dictionary of Quotations on Historical Principles from Ancient and Modern Sources, H.L. Mencken, Alfred A. Knopf, 1952 [out of print; I got mine off of eBay (or maybe Amazon) in slightly damaged condition originally sourced from the Rowan Public Library of Salisbury, North Carolina]


  • Webster’s 1913 Dictionary
  • Terminology [iOS and macOS]
  • The Synonym Finder
  • Elements of Style
  • Sin and Syntax

Presentation Tools