Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.


  1. Things on my desk at work: an aluminum coffee cup, a blue plastic tumbler, a day planner, two used kleenexes, two starving african violets, a telephone, a stapler, a staple remover, transparent tape in one of those dispensers weighted with sand, a computer, four stamps, a box of paperclips, a calculator, files, correction fluid, three mixed CDs that I received from Amy, a printer, a roll of Necco candy wafers, a telephone book, a plastic spoon, a binder, pads of Post-its, eye drops, a broken necklace, a three-hole punch, a box of tea, box clips.

  2. Things on the desk at home: a laptop, a camera, a scanner, an ashtray, a pen, the whatchamacallit cord that hooks the camera up to the laptop, a penny, often one or two cats, a notebook.

  3. Things I am wearing: black shoes, black socks, brown cords, black underwear, a black knit v-neck sweater, a black bra, a wedding ring, a necklace with a porcelain pendant, five earrings, one nose pin, a belly button ring.

  4. Things in my bag: a package of cigarettes, compressed powder compact, Labello lipgloss, a magnetic name tag that once belonged to a friend who has since moved away, a tampon, a tube of ibuprofen, a set of keys, a tube of absolutely ancient lipstick, chapstick, a receipt, a wallet, two gloves, a poem printed on a piece of paper, Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin, a moleskine notebook, a penny.

  5. Things that make up my lunch: soup (Thai sundried tomato curry chicken rice), a buttered cheese scone, buffalo and saskatoon berry jerky (made with actual buffalo).

  6. Things I wish I had never swallowed: gum, earthworms, head cheese, the hash cookie that I did not know was a hash cookie that nearly got me fired from a job, bugs, too much halvah, snot, pubic hair.

  7. Things I have a fondness for that are less than obvious: dryer lint, black indelible markers, jute twine, corks, the clack of tap shoes, old gum wrappers in the bottom of my bag, bits of food stuck in old books.

  8. A thing I wish was not stuck in my head: Elton John's "Sad Songs (Say So Much)".

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