Sunday, August 19, 2012

Homo Ludens

The first chess book I read was a wonderful and typically eccentric (it's not oxymoronic to say "typically eccentric" when the authors are English!) beginners' manual, The Chess Apprentice. I still remember the epigraph:
The little angels of Heaven
Each wear a long white dress,
And in the tall arcadings
Play ball and play at chess;
To be human is to be creative, and we're at our most creative when we're playing games. Here's a mental health break that you might find timely in more than one sense:

I hope to see many of you at the memorial service for Jon Burgess tomorrow!

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