Chess for Oldtimers --- Good Idea !

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #1841


    Love Orson Welles, badenwurtca, and his films.  I have a friend who is a devotee of his radio programs, and listening to them I have come to the conclusion as others have that he was quite the boy genius.  He was a great synthesizer of longer works into shorter formats.  In other words, unlike what we have around today in this random access age, he was a talented narrative storyteller.

  • 13 days ago · Quote · #1842


    Thanks for the post Fightingbob. Yes Orson Welles was quite a talent and also a rather original character.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #1843


    In this thread we do from time to time poke fun at the passage of time, however as we get older we might grow sad because time does keep rolling along ( and rolling along ... ). Alexander Pope put it in an interesting way: " Is that a birthday ? 'Tis alas ! Too clear; 'tis but the funeral of the former year. " Boy does that ever ring true as we age   lol . 

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #1844


    Here's an old one for you oldies... Today at the Olympic Games, the East German pole- vault champion became the West German pole- vault champion.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #1845


    Thanks for the info Kaynight, sounds very interesting.

  • 6 days ago · Quote · #1846


    Saw an interesting item from Philosopher Chuang-Tzu: " Once upon a time Chuang Chou dreamt that he was a butterfly, fluttering happily like a butterfly. He was conscious only of his happiness as a butterfly, unaware that he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he awakened, and there he was, veritably Chuang Chou himself. Now he does not know whether the butterfly is a dream of Chuang Chou or if Chuang Chou is a dream of the butterfly. " ( are we living a dream or are we living in a dream ? ). 

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