The Mumpsimus is a personal blog created by me, Matthew Cheney, in 2003. This site serves as the archives from that time until late 2022.

In the autumn of 2022, I converted the blog to a Patreon newsletter. All of the things I would normally post to The Mumpsimus are available for free there, but Patreon also allows some paid options and additional content, so I hope if you are interested in the kinds of things The Mumpsimus has been about that you will check out the Patreon. 

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