Thursday’s potpourri and other nonsense
It is all part of LIFE ,ofcourse, but we get so caught up in our own little world that we often lose track of those special people and icons that meant something to us at one time or other in our life. People who might have helped to shape a value or idea that we hold dear…how many times has it happened to you that you read that someone has died: but you thought that this person had ALREADY died some time ago? So three cheers for Olivia and Kirk!!!
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO…
Good to see that Garry is doing something about his Putin obsession! In this blog he mentions Putin ONLY twice: once in name and once as a pronoun. There appears to still be hope…
I think that most objective followers of the Kasparov vs Kirsan FIDE election have lost a GREAT DEAL of respect for main stream American media and have seen first hand how easy it is to BUY space for expressing any view that one has…the ONLY thing that really seems to matter is if you have the money to pay for said space! Many of the articles that have appeared are by generic journalists with little , if any, first hand knowledge of the chess world.
In these promiscuous times of low moral and ethical standards, the MOST we can hope for whenever chess is portrayed in the media is that the board is set up properly!
MEANWHILE, BACK IN LINARES…
One of Spain’s strongest national championships is getting underway. LINK ‘‘Vallejo saluda a Amalia Aranaz ante la mirada de David Antón e Irene Nicolás” But, the real question–one of my readers pointed out– is this: Who is that girl on the extreme left? And is that any way to dress for a national championship? (Answer: YES!)
Matt can tell you that being a SPY is a frustrating profession these days!
Scottish GM Jonathan Rowson is living proof that one can have an intelligent opinion and not have to whip Putin at the same time! LINK
But there will always be some people who can not help themselves and will see Putin under every bed, behind every door and lurking in every shadow! LINK
Dogs love Putin! ( How bad can he be…??)