Saturday, April 19, 2008

When I retire ...

... from my career, I want to do what Arthur Meether does.
he has spent the past four years volunteering his time as a chess mentor at the public library.

Heck, on my days off this Summer, I might even take my 8-year-old and 6-year-old down to the library and play and study chess for a couple of hours a day. We might even interest a few other kids to play too.

There's nothing like sitting and playing chess (or reading a good book) in a good solid wood table and chair in the quiet of the library.

Link via Susan Polgar's Blog.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hillary and Rocky

No, I'm not endorsing Hillary.

I just saw on the headlines that Hillary likened herself to Rocky Balboa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has something in
common with legendary film boxer Rocky Balboa—she's not a quitter. Recalling a famous scene on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the 1976 Oscar-winning film "Rocky," Clinton said that ending her presidential campaign now would be as if "Rocky Balboa had gotten halfway up those art museum steps and said, 'Well, I guess that's about far enough.'"

"Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing a fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up. And neither do the American people," Clinton said in excerpts of prepared remarks to be given Tuesday to a meeting of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.
You know what ... she is right on. She will go the distance and she will lose. Indeed, Rocky didn't quit. All he wanted to do was go the distance. He went the distance, but in the end, he lost his first fight with Apollo Creed.