For openers….

How often is a novice chess player honored by having his analysis of an ongoing game published? As often as he likes … if he has a weblog…. The following are the opening moves of a game I’ve just started with an old college buddy who lives a long way...

Common sense

I’m putting the finishing touches on my grades now!  Tomorrow is the last contracted day of the 2003-04 school year, and I’m bringing things to a dignified close.  Dignified. Then I read this story.  I am speechless.  I find it embarassing that people in...

Quote – ‘One of my fun sites’

From The Quotation Page‘s Quote of the Day for the last week.  Ponder and enjoy them. Cecil Baxter. “You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.” John A. Wheeler. “If you haven’t found something strange during...

What is a planet?

Old news, but I’ve been following the debate. In astronomy circles, the discussion about what can and can not be called a planet has flared up again with the discovery of Sedna last fall. Pluto, discovered in 1930, has always been an oddity. When it was...

Online play

When I was a young’un teaching myself the game of chess, I remember coming across a chess dictionary that mentioned something called postal or correspondence chess.  (Trivia:  the first postal chess match was played in 1824.)  What struck me about postal chess...