Category: Insight into life
A surprisingly large number of non-chessplayers consider pro-chessplayers to be gamblers, in the same category as card sharks and pool-hall hustlers. Regardless of whether you … Read the rest
What is wrong here? The position? The exposed breast? The cigarette? The sunglasses? Maybe all; maybe none!? Perhaps you are the problem, have … Read the rest
Ariana Saavedra. Born Venezuela. Model and author.
“Me siento feliz cuando estoy sola, porque cuando estoy sola, puedo estar en donde … Read the rest
Paul Morphy RIP
Better late news than no news! Paul Morphy died on Thursday July 10, 1884. According to the calculations of PLANETCALC that makes … Read the rest
Red Lipped Beauty
Continuing to explore the endless labyrinth of red lips. ”If I go out without my lipstick, I feel naked.” Sofia Vergara. But … Read the rest
The Celebration of Ignorance
Carl Sagan’s 1995 best seller The Demon-Haunted World is worth re-reading for those of my readers who have already been fortunate … Read the rest
Today’s INSIGHT into the MEANING of LIFE
“There are two roads to success. The first is hard work and sacrifice. But that takes time… The … Read the rest
Spassky turns 84 years old today!
Happy Birthday, Boris!
Boris Vasilievich Spassky was born January 30, 1937 in Leningrad Boris was the tenth World Chess
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Kamsky bares his soul
Earlier last week the popular Russian chess site Chess-News.ru published a long interview with Gata Kamsky that had originally appeared on … Read the rest
The Igor Ivanov I knew
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Igor Ivanov, who died of cancer at the relatively young age
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Candidates Tournament Part 2 ?
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” –Woody Allen. As an aside, you … Read the rest
Open to Ideas…
‘Jeans are always a good idea.‘ – anon. ‘I wish that I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex … Read the rest
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein. A beautiful work of art by the young … Read the rest
Was Helen Keller a Communist?
Of course not! But given today’s cancel, woke and fake-news cultures, Helen is not safe yet. Scary, isn’t it? Nothing … Read the rest
Inspiration vs Technique
RUDOLF NUREYEV (1938-1993) Defected from the Ballet Kirov in 1961. Nureyev, considered the most accomplished dancer of his generation, partnered with English … Read the rest