I was an on-again off-again chess player. I'm self-taught which can be dangerous. I revived my playing in school during the Fischer v Spassky Matches. Then I received a chess computer which taught me a lot in addition to some basic book knowledge. I played a bunch then had to put it down while raising a family. As I aged I played on and off especially when I was sick and or recovering from surgeries. Now I'm fully retired and I would like to learn, make new friends, start new rivalries, keep my mind sharp, and above all,..., have fun!