This is the week of Halloween, a time when we dust the cobwebs, ressurect the dead and free the whispy ghosts of the departed.I thought this would be an appropriate time to open my own vault into the not-so-distant past with links to what has c... | Read More
Some chess players love to play offbeat openings.
I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More
The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away.
Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More
Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween!
(Smiles and good cheer.)
Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor?
Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats.
Lucian: I really like gummy bears.
Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More
“Did you have a nice Halloween?” the Professor asked both Zephyr and Lucian who, once again, were in class together.
Both of the Professor’s prized students nodded in agreement.
The Professor continued: “I’m curious. What did y... | Read More