dennis scharnberg

happy days again

“Nobody knows what music is,” whispered Mr. Arlen. “And that says a lot about music.”

Kent Townsend, A Winter of Crimes.

like wet laundry

In the absence of news media can there be a world?

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

figure of speech

“But the physics doesn’t matter, Brenda. It never did.”

Tyler Bardwell, Heading West.

be doing something

April 18, 2021. More words to neglect: “threat,” “extremist,” “spokesperson.”

Reginald Boyington, Dear Dreadful Diary.

mistakes were made

Constable Drumm dodged a heavy oak table that was flying straight at him. And he did so with uncanny ease.

Miles Bantry, Mister Roode’s Rustic Tales.

material gratification scorecard

“You must believe me, Mister Pryde. For I certainly have no reason to lie to you.” But perhaps what Jeffries meant to say was that he had not yet discovered a reason.

Porter Oakes, The Alabaster Box.

search the web

One long continuous droning noise—that was Darren’s new way of singing in the shower.

Tyler Bardwell, Heading West.

we salute you

Recognizing patterns is selfish.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

on the grift

We regard the present moment as decisive.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

bicyclette de banane

Voting is natural.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.