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Ah, the life of the mind -- the perfect way to avoid the temptations of the flesh by taking the road less traveled on a dark desert highway littered with mixed metaphors.
I´m deeply touched by this fine piece of poetry.
I'm also quitting chess...
Well, at least one of these days...
I mean, I don't think I'm going to live forever.
In Russia...chess quits you...
i don't understand you mother
You are not alone. Even I don't understand me most of the time.
Yakov Smirnoff has never been so aptly referenced. Kudos.
Thank you so much. Please accept my deep gratitude for this comment, which was deeply encouraging --- so, do you think I should quit chess and focus on my poetry-writing? Might that be an equally valuable use of my time?
After a deep analysis of your skills and abilities, I have identified one area where you have big potential, so I´ll recommend you the following activity:
Got it -- a Better use of my time! (teehee...)
Don't let the door hit you
were the good lord split you
i like playing Risk instead of chess
That made think about "life" .... what is Life itself, really, if not a game of "Risk?" ...... Well, it could be a game of "Life." Or Charades. Either one.
(Naturally, Life itself isn't at All like chess, since in chess the outcome tends to be strongly correlated with "skill level.")
You can quit chess, but can chess ever truly quit you?
A chess player can stop playing chess, but a chess player can never stop being a chess player.
I think motherinlaw is right!
"My situation is exactly the situation that the USCF does not like."
Not sure what that means. Do you think all members of USCF are pros? I'm pretty sure that "hobbyists" are their predominant clientele.
Yes that's what it says his name is.
I bought an extra game set just to have enough pieces so I wouldn't have to use chips so much. Risk is fun. As is music (guitar here), calligraphy, art (drawing w/pastels), genealogy, city league basketball and softball. What I found as I enter the autumn of my life, is that while its fun to engage in various hobbies, for me I've discovered that it's better to be really good at one rather than above average at everything else. Everyone has to choose, but choosing one thing I think is best. At your age and talent, you should be able to become a master. That's a pretty cool thing. Or if you choose to wait and play more later, which I would lay odds on, you could become an expert. Cool, but not as cool as becoming a master.
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