Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book signing party

I had a great time at the book signing party. There were zero chess players! (Not counting me!)

Monday, August 16, 2010

US Chess Trust President

I was named President of the US Chess Trust at the annual meeting earlier this month. I had been Treasurer for 5 years.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tara Training

Tara is very good on our walks these days. She forgets and starts to pull on the leash, but a sharp rebuke reminds her of the rule of law. She is very smart.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Projects

It is time to devise new self improvement projects. The book is ready to go pending one final review. I'm going to finish off Joyce, get to the gym regularly, and am thinking of trying (again) to learn Spanish.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Finished the edits to chapter 10!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel

Working on chapter 24. Keep pushing!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Finished with Openings

I've turned in the last chapter on chess openings. I still have to write the introductory chapters and the closing ones, but the research part is over. Phew.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Top dog

There is ample evidence that despite Maya's natural aggressiveness, Tara has established dominance. I'm sort of feeling sorry for Maya. However, the both enjoy tiring each other out by romping and play fighting.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book Blues

I am well past the halfway mark writing this book, but cannot say that the end is in sight. This is the part where you just have to keep grinding away.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tara Training

We just got a free training session with Tara. I hope the training took (for me.)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

USCF lawsuits are settled

I have never been involved in a sillier organization. They may as well have set fire to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The lawyers were the only winners.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Puppy training

It turns out that Tara is NOT housebroken. Yikes!