Just a casual chess player living in the scorching deserts of the southwest. I enjoy chess, reading, sports (especially soccer and running), and nature. I like to play chess aggressively and sometimes go through phases of playing irregular openings when nothing else seems to work. I am a Progressive Christian.

”Life is like a box of chocolates, and you never know what you’re gonna get.”- Forrest Gump

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold the world be a much merrier place.”- Thorin from Hobbit

”The winner of a chess game is the one who makes the next to last mistake.”- Tarkatower