Saturday, November 20, 2021

book quotes

“Leisure follows the consumption pattern,” Alice said, “and is managed by an industry that sells boredom-compensating commodities.”

The Quick and The my Dead by Joy Williams

Sunday, November 14, 2021

chess axioms

If you are behind in material, trade pawns, not piecesIf you are ahead in material, trade pieces, not pawns.

when attacked on the wing, open the center. 

a flank attack is best met by a reaction in the center. 

the longer it takes to win, the harder it gets.

"As a rule, you should try to occupy a blockading square with a piece." - Karpov

Friday, October 29, 2021

Remember, You Leave a Mark on The World




 “What are the marks on the back of this pot?”  The old man complained in his kitchen.
Then his eyes welled up, and he sat down.
“These are the marks that the children made,
Banging their pots to ring in the year.”

Thursday, September 16, 2021

I just realized...

I just realized that the best weather of the year is during the week before my birthday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The curse of the Internet

The curse of the Internet is that before the Internet, lunatics talked to themselves. Now they talk to each other.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

question and answer #1

Q: Why did you get into that cheese?

A: Because I felt it was necessary. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

poemling five

We persist through time, 
But just a little while.
We take up just 
A little bit of space.

We last about
Thirty-Seven
Thousand days.

Or less.

Then poof! 
No more!
Behold,
Our troubles 
Are no more.

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I am the author of 5 books: Android Down, Firewood for Cannibals, The Cubicles of Madness, Robot Stories, and most recently, Various Meats and Cheeses. I live and write in Michigan. My website is at danmanning.com