New Poetry Site:

So, I finally did it … published a “book” of my poetry. Please stop by and have a look, and maybe even read a poem or two. Thanks to everyone who’s been part of this epic journey.

Totally Disconnected Website

My second “perfect game” at

My current account at LiChess is “DoomerDiaries.” According to the computer analysis feature there, I just played a perfect game. In years of having computers analyze my games, this is only the second perfect game I’ve ever played. Given how complicated the position was at times, this is 100% just dumb luck.

BTW, “perfect” means I didn’t make any moves the computer thinks sucked. It does not mean I always played the best move.

Here is the game:

New YouTube Site & Videos

My First Chess Video

A Game of Chess

Against a not-particularly strong opponent, I managed to play a mistake-free game (according to computer analysis.) My first clean game. My moniker on LiChess is “Happy_Puppy.”

My Erdos Number is 3

A.P. Heat and Downloads

If you’re looking for A.P. Heat! or other advantage play information, I’ve migrated all of that to my new site, .  I look forward to seeing you there!

Things to think about when writing or reading poetry

Below are some poetry thoughts from Wayne Dodd, from a course I took from him in 1991 at Ohio University.  I posted this before on PC, but it’s been a while.  Enjoy!
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Three of Us Playing Tunes

For 3 years I played alongside two fine Irish musicians, Nick (flute) and Allison (fiddle) Buckmelter, in a weekly gig at Dargan’s in Ventura, CA.  Sadly, we never captured video during this time.  But, one day a patron recorded audio of our gig.  This video is a set of tunes from that gig.


Cardinal Open, 1988

This video is round one of the 1988 Cardinal Open Chess Tournament, which took place in Columbus Ohio, in January, 1988. I have identified a few of the titled players to the best of my memory.