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pawn to f1 = Queen-Checkmate

Earlier today I won this club tournament game by moving my f2 pawn to the f1 square, promoting it to a Queen, and checkmating the White King.

posted Sunday 07/Jul/2024 ~12:20 #QNJUL2024

A relaxing Saturday is winding down. There were no major chores to handle. Emptied the car from our fishing trip Wednesday night and put the poles and old doors from the garage into one of the back yard sheds.

Enjoyed another nap or two during the day, and I sense myself starting to fade while watching the 1st hour of tonight's Svengoolie Show. May turn in early, before the show ends. We'll see.

posted Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 at ~7:50 PM #QNJUL2024

This morning I trimmed the front lawn. Took me an hour and a half, but at least I got it done before the worst of the day's heat settled in.

Two hour-long power naps also came my way. The first came as I was sitting in my padded, reclining office chair shortly after coming inside from the above mentioned yard work.

The second nap happened as I was listening to the radio call of this afternoon's baseball game.

Listening now to tonight's Rangers vs Rays game, I'm wondering if I'll be able to follow all nine innings before falling asleep again. Think I'll get my bed ready, just in case.

posted Friday, Jul 5, 2024 at ~8:10 PM #QNJUL2024

Until last night, I had not been pier fishing since I was a little boy off the pier on the St. Joe River below my Grandparents Burket's house in Mishawaka, IN. But yesterday afternoon found me and Sylvia headed down to Corpus Christi, TX where we spent all night fishing off the CosWay Pier.

Pier Rules

We had a great time and brought home a mess of fish which Sylvia is in the process of cleaning in our kitchen right now.


As for me, I've got sleep to catch up on and I'm headed to bed shortly.

Oh yeah, Happy American Independence Day, every one. Stay safe and be thankful for what we have,

posted Thursday 04/Jul/2024 ~09:45 #QNJUL2024

Rook-Queen 02July Checkmate

It took many more moves than I'd have preferred, and I had to destroy nearly his entire army along the way, but I finally checkmated the extremely slippery White King yesterday morning in this club tournament game using my Rook, Queen, and the edge of the chessboard.

posted Wednesday 03/Jul/2024 ~08:45 #QNJUL2024

Spent half an hour this morning doing yard work, loading the big green organics bin with fallen branches in the back yard. Worked up a respectable sweat out there in the heat and even now, 5 hours later, I'm still drained.

posted Tuesday, Jul 2, 2024 at ~4:50 PM #QNJUL2024

Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that is the fault of life, not chess.” Irving Chernev

posted Monday, Jul 1, 2024 at ~11:30 AM #QNJUL2024

Mass Readings for this, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, according to the Traditional Latin Mass, using the Roman Missal (1962).

Readings 6th Sunday after Pentecost 6th Sunday after Pentecost Gospel

posted Sunday 30/June/2024 ~11:30 #QNJUN2024


Starting my weekend with a smile. Earlier this morning I received a notice from one of the Correspondence Chess Clubs in which I play. A tournament there that started almost exactly a year ago (on 11 July 2023) has finally concluded. And out of the field of 11 players in this thematic tourney, I finished in 2nd place over all. I feel pretty good about that.

posted Saturday 29/Jun/2024 ~09:10 #QNJUN2024

Darn. My Texas Rangers just lost another game. They've been doing that a lot this season.

I did manage to mow most of the front yard this morning before the worst of the day's heat set in. It was still awfully hot when I was out there. If past performance is any guide, tomorrow will find me still recovering from this morning's work. [/sigh]

posted Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at ~8:40 PM #QNJUN2024

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