Chess, coffee, potpourri and nonsense!

INSIGHT into the meaning of LIFE

CONFUCIOUS SAYS…

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OLD PHOTOGRAPH

Autochrome Photos of New York in the early 20th Century (15)

In summer 1907, immediately after being introduced to the Autochrome process by Steichen (1879–1973), Stieglitz (1864–1946) used it while on vacation with the photographer Frank Eugene in Bavaria. In this image, his friend Dr. Raab (right) plays chess with another man, perhaps Herr Götz of the Bruckmann printing firm in Munich, who was working on the reproductions of Steichen’s Autochromes for publication in Camera Work. LINK

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CUTE COFFEE COMMERCIALS!

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TODAY’S WINNING TAIL!

I originally posted this great artsy video by Sebastien Tellier back in 2009 when I first started this blog…it is time to take another look at it!  The music and the animation are perfectly coordinated.

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TAIL II:  Sara Lopez Martin

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Sara Lopez is world famous not just for her talent as a dancer and choreographer, but especially for her worldclass Kizomba-Tail. Sara was born in Spain in 1986 and studied ballet for 15 years before obtaining an honor certificate at the Royal Ballet of London. You can read more about her background (no pun intended) HERE.  Sara travels around the world like a rock superstar to satisfy her millions of randy fans’ desire to see her tail in action…

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WANTED: A REAL MIRACLE

(Candidates apply to FIDE)

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CUTE VINTAGE HEARTBREAK!

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The young Mildred Katleck and her pet opossum. Photograph taken by Harris & Ewing in 1922.  When he retired, Harris gave some 700,000 photos to the Library of Congress. He died in 1964 at age 92.  And the girl-Mildred–in the photo?? Nobody really knows what came of her, but because of the opossum she is today immortal! BUT my heart will always ache for her …

 

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BE THE CHESSPLAYER, NOT THE CHESS PIECE

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This Brazilian born American entrepreneur (born 1989) knows how to get onto the road to success!  Pedro de Abreu  has a deep respect for chess: “Chess is just really a medium through which we try to implement leadership and character… Chess will never be on the SAT. But the patience, analytical skills, the thinking skills, the ability to do those things will be skills that will be forever in demand.”

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MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE GHETTO…

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“All sorrows are less with bread. ”

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

 

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