A middle aged male realizes that he hasn’t written anything longer than a Facebook post in a long time, that his youthful cultural ambitions have been subsumed by the needs of his family and small business, that he’s played a part in making the culture more shallow by not expecting more of himself or others. Square Foot is somewhere between being an ongoing New Year’s Resolution and a mid-life crisis… His intention is to use this square foot of the internet to reflect, remember, and share. This is part of a program that he has devised for himself.

Alex Galt is a husband & father of two, the Chief Chickpea Officer at uBu foods, a student of Sustainability Management at UW Extension, the former owner of Kavarna Coffeehouse in Green Bay, Wis., a founder of UntitledTown—Green Bay’s Book and Author Festival, and a (hopefully) benign member of his community. He can be reached—and why do we feel more comfortable writing these things in third person?—at alex@starheartnautilus.com.