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12June2021

Yesterday at Noon I joined with several Brother Knights, our spouses, and some others from our Parish as we participated in the Block Rosary Project. Together we recited the Rosary and shared some meditations as we sat under a shady tree in front of the Parish Rectory. (Thank God for that shade and a light breeze!)

Afterwards we ventured out into the sun and posed for some pictures. And yes, that's me in the picture above, second Knight from the right wearing tan coveralls, holding up my end of the big banner.

Posted 13/June/2021 ~ 16:00 Central Time #blog #photo #KofC

  • by Roscoe

Saturday 12/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 07:15 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 08:30 – Lk 2:41-51 • 10:00 – Non-Toxic Masculinity – a Virtue Signal • 12:00 – Today prayed a public pro-life Rosary with Brother Knights at the Grotto in front of STM Rectory. • 14:45 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.

Diet: • 09:00 – macaroni salad • 13:40 – bowl of meat and vegetable soup • 19:00 – snack on little chocolates

Chores, etc.: • 09:00 – NTD News • 09:30 – phone conversation with KofC officer • 13:00 – watching the Grand Prix of Detroit • 16:00 – prep for tomorrow's Honor Guard work • 19:00 – Svengoolie

Chess: • 18:50 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 12/Jun/2021 ~ 21:00 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Friday 11/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 05:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 09:50 – Jn 19:31-37 • 16:45 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Friday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal, ½ pb&j sandwich • 12:00 – steamed vegetables • 14:00 – pork chops • 17:30 – macaroni salad

Chores, etc.: • 07:20 – The Most Popular Video on YouTube – Bill Whittle's Right Angle • 10:00 – The Lie of the Wokeing Dead • 10:45 – Cleaning the printer heads of an HP inkjet printer • 12:00 – watch old game shows • 15:45 – grocery shopping at HEB • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:00 – MLB TV, White Sox vs Tigers

Chess: • 13:00 – moved in all GK games • 17:20 – moved in all ICCF games

Posted 12/Jun/2021 ~ 07:00 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Thursday 10/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 08:00 – MT 5:20-26 • 17:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Thursday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal • 09:30 – 1 orange • 10:30 – 1 pb&j sandwich • 13:30 – pork chops, steamed vegetables, ice cream

Chores, etc.: • 05:00 – local news talk radio • 07:00 – NTD News • 09:00 – update paperwork and note cards • 10:45 – Bad Apples? – Bill Whittle's Right Angle • 12:00 – watch old game shows • 15:00 to 17:00 – cull paperwork in home office • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:00 – binging again on old eps. of NCIS

Chess: • 11:45 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 10/Jun/2021 ~ 22:30 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Wednesday 09/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 04:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 09:00 – Mt 5:17-19 • 15:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal, 1 fresh orange • 14:00 – pizza, small bowl of ice cream • 19:30 – Jimmy John's submarine sandwich

Chores, etc.: • 04:30 – listen to local news talk radio • 07:00 – Market Edge • 09:30 – yard work • 12:30 – watch old game shows • 13:30 – load weekly pill boxes • 14:15 – telehealth meeting with my doctor • 15:15 – MLB TV, Cubs vs Padres * 15:30 – phone convo with GK Noe • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:00 – NCIS

Chess: • 14:45 – moved in all GK CC games

Posted 09/Jun/2021 ~ 21:15 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Tuesday 08/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 05:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 10:30 – What Gives You Satisfaction? • 13:45 – Mt 5:13-16

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal • 11:00 – 1 fresh orange • 12:30 – spaghetti with meat sauce and cheese • 13:30 – sausages and egg plant • 14:00 – ice cream

Chores, etc.: • 05:00 – listed to local news talk radio • 07:00 – Dateline Philippines – 08 June news report • 09:00 – mow the front yard • 10:30 – reset billing sources for Internet and streaming services • 12:30 – watch game shows • 15:15 – started watching STTNG on Pluto TV • 16:50 – research different streaming TV options • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:00 – began watching many old episodes of NCIS with Sylvia

Chess: • 16:45 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 09/Jun/2021 01:00 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

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Monday 07/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 05:15 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 13:35 – Mt 5:1-12 • 19:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal, 1 fresh orange • 12:30 – 4 hot dog sandwiches • 16:00 – spaghetti with meat and cheese sauce

Chores, etc.: • 06:45 – Market Edge – 07 June Financial report from the Philippines • 10:40 – The High Cost of Supply-on-Demand – Scott Ott's Right Angle • 11:45 – started my weekly laundry • 14:30 – watching STTNG on Pluto TV • 16:50 – The Covid Conspiracy – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:30 – STTNG on Pluto TV

Chess: • 13:30 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 07/Jun/2021 ~ 21:30 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Checkmate by pawn

Mate by Pawn

I seldom post about it these days because my life away from the Internet is becoming WAY busier post-pandemic, but I still play chess every day. A lot of chess, every day.

A few days ago I won this game with the White pieces by trapping the Black King in what may be the first-ever-for-me pawn-pawn-King checkmate. As you can see in the graphic posted above, my 69. f7 was the kill shot, but every possible escape move by the Black King was covered by my e pawn or my White King.

The full move record of this game is below:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bd7 5. e3 e6 6. a3 Nc6 7. Bxc4 h6 8. O-O a6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Nh7 11. h3 g5 12. Bd3 f5 13. Qh5+ Ke7 14. Bd2 Be8 15. Qf3 c6 16. Qe2 b5 17. a4 b4 18. Nb1 a5 19. e4 f4 20. f3 Qd4+ 21. Kh1 Qxb2 22. Bc3 Qb3 23. Bd4 Kf7 24. Bc4 Qxb1 25. Raxb1 c5 26. Ba1 Bxa4 27. Qa2 Bd7 28. Rfd1 Bc8 29. Qf2 h5 30. h4 a4 31. Rd6 Bxd6 32. Rd1 Be7 33. hxg5 Nxg5 34. Kg1 a3 35. Qa2 h4 36. Bxe6+ Bxe6 37. Qe2 Rhg8 38. Kf2 h3 39. Qf1 h2 40. Qh1 Rh8 41. Ke2 Bc4+ 42. Kd2 Rad8+ 43. Kc2 Be2 44. Rd2 Rxd2+ 45. Kxd2 Rh7 46. Kxe2 Ke6 47. Kf2 c4 48. g3 c3 49. gxf4 c2 50. f5+ Kf7 51. e6+ Ke8 52. Kg2 c1=Q 53. Qxc1 h1=Q+ 54. Qxh1 Rxh1 55. Kxh1 Nxf3 56. f6 Bf8 57. e7 Bh6 58. Kg2 Ne5 59. Bxe5 a2 60. Kf3 b3 61. Ke2 a1=Q 62. Bxa1 Bg5 63. e5 Kf7 64. Kd3 Bf4 65. Ke4 Bc1 66. Kd5 Ke8 67. Ke6 b2 68. f7# 1-0

Posted 07/Jun/2021 ~ 08:20 Central Time #blog #chess

  • by Roscoe

Sunday 06/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 09:30 – K of C Public Pro Life Rosary • 10:00 – Mass at STM • 19:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.

Diet: • 07:30 – 1 fresh orange • 11:45 – big buffet meal at Golden Corral • 18:45 – ½ pb&j sandwich • 19:45 – small dish of ice cream

Chores, etc.: • 11:45 – took Sylvia out to dinner at Golden Corral after Mass • 14:00 – help Sylvia repair KofC Papal flag • 15:00 – listen to NASCAR Race • 19:30 – watching STTNG on Pluto TV • 21:00 – watch local news and weather

Chess: • 18:30 – have moved in all pending CC games

Posted 06/Jun/2021 ~ 22:00 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Saturday 05/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 08:15 – Mob Mentality – a Virtue Signal • 10:45 – Mk 12:38-44 • Noon – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 08:30 – corned beef salad on brown bread and butter • 11:00 – steamed vegetables

Chores, etc.: • 09:00 – KofC communication
• 10:30 – The Untold Story – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 15:30 to 21:30 – a full day of doing K of C Honor Guard work at the Cathedral

Chess: * no chess work today

Posted 05/Jun/2021 Nearly Midnight Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

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