"People are like stained-glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1926-2004
>Chess is all about regicide. It doesn't matter how it's done as long as it's within the rules and laws of the game. Therefore, since the clock is an important part of the rules of all forms of chess, I click all skulls without hesitation or warning.
>I prefer quicker games with multiple moves per day.
>I'm a horn player who plays not only music, but also chess; I've played the horn all over North America and parts of Europe, playing virtually everything in the orchestral and solo horn repertoire. My chess career is somewhat less interesting! However, I'm involved in teaching chess to young children in schools.
>The horn player depicted in the profile picture on the left is purported to be Franz Strauss, 1822-1905, possibly the best horn player of his day. He was the father of the famous composer, Richard Strauss, 1864-1949.
>"I play the horn because I can't sing. If I could sing, I would not play the horn." –Ifor James, 1931-2004
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." –Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965
>I used to breed Siamese & Balinese cats, thus my avatar picture which of course is not a Siamese. It's my current cat, Cricket, who is a Calico, and she's a real sweetie.
No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
My Music Motto: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." –Helen Keller, 1880-1968
My Chess Motto (stolen from Saviely Tartakover, 1887-1965): "Erro ergo sum."
However, maybe I should also use, "Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum."