Bear in mind, I could be wrong.
That motto, which I often use to close letters and manuscript critiques, comes from my thesis chair at Purdue University's Creative Writing program, William J. Stuckey. Bill would write it at the end of all of his comments on student work, even though he was never wrong in my experience. He mentioned once that he cribbed the disclaimer from the writer Caroline Gordon, so the sentence has a pedigree of sorts. If I were to get a tattoo, it would be this. Probably across my forehead, as a warning to others, or on my hand, as a reminder to myself. Possibly in Latin.
I work in Chicago as the Chief Technology Officer for Public Good Software. I formerly wrote book reviews for Three Guys One Book and have had stories and reviews published in other places. A long time ago, I served as the editor of the literary magazines Sycamore Review, 32 Pages and Rain Crow.
More Than You Care to Know
- Résumé: I am not currently seeking new opportunities.
- Now: Per Derek Sivers' NowNowNow idea.
- Indicia: How I publish this site.
Updates & Social Media Policy
I publish my daily thoughts, blog posts, publication notifications, photos, and other media via the Micro.blog service, which populates other social media streams, which I don't pay much attention to. If you want to talk to me, your best bet is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise:
- Read the update stream at status.manley.org
- Use your favorite feed reader/news aggregator to get the updates from this RSS feed or this JSON feed. I use News Explorer to read feeds on all my devices.
- Follow me on Micro.blog: @michaelsmanley
- If you use Mastodon or any other application that consumes ActivityPub streams, you can follow my updates on a couple of compatible accounts:
- @email@example.com (experimental)
- I syndicate 31 days of updates only to Twitter. I don't often respond to feedback on that channel, and may discontinue its use at any time.
I do, for the moment, have a minimal presence on Facebook and LinkedIn. The former I use only for a couple of groups I belong to that unfortunately still use that site's groups features. LinkedIn I use only for professional contacts.