Running blogs within a blog... ... makes sense to me. Having one central place where my blogging activities can be found simplifies things for me. And that one central place is Roscoe's Story, my primary website. The screengrab seen above shows all three blogs as I currently have them running. The larger, central column of […]
College Football Saturday! Yes! My favorite way to follow football has always been to listen to good play-by-play coverage over the radio. I can close my eyes and “see” the game much better while listening to the radio than by watching on TV. And I'm happy to find a full schedule of live games playing […]
Back with the ICCF now Several days ago I reactivated my membership in the International Correspondence Chess Federation and now have a two-game match in progress there. It's been over a decade since I played any games under the auspices the ICCF, what I considered then and still do as the premier place for serious […]
Another head-scratcher This morning I was notified by a club in which I play that I had won another game with the White pieces. And this is another victory that has me scratching my head and wondering: why? Black's army had stormed out after my conventional opening and launched a powerful attack on my Queen-side. […]
This morning's yard work... ... courtesy of last night's storm. When I stepped out my front door this morning I was greeted by the sight of a fair-sized branch (maybe six feet long and very bushy) laying in my yard. Storms like the one that came through the area last night often bring down sticks […]
A little Labor Day win This win was not mysterious at all. The game didn't end with a checkmate, that would have come many tortuous moves into this game's future. But with my material advantage (my White Bishop and Knight vs. his lone Bishop, and an equal number of pawns) I would have been able […]
Thank you, Joe Saine! Your advice has pulled me out of the darkness! Let me explain first the darkness, then how Mr. Saine helped me this morning. The entry for today in my daily Standard Notes log opens with: Though this morning's health metrics were very good, last night's sleep was not. Haunted by another […]
I'll gladly take the win, but... ...there was so much chess yet to play here! My opponent playing Black resigned this server based Correspondence Chess game to me yesterday after my pawn captured his Knight on the f6 square. My goodness, that only put him down by one major piece. And we were just moving […]
The Official US Chess rulebook has been updated with the new Rules for Online Tournaments and Matches. Click on the link to find out how to get your print, Kindle, or free-download version.
The Order of Our Lady of Ransom was founded in the 13th Century by St. Peter Nolasco (Jan. 28) and St. Raymond of Pennafort (Jan. 23), aided by King James of Aragon. The object of the Order was to redeem Christians held in slavery by the Mohammedans.
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I never watch @CBSThisMorning and wow is it left wing!
Every story has a premise that hypes Democrat talking points. On Covid, Trump, Supreme Court, Biden, Gavin Newsom. Who is deciding the news angles, @GayleKing? This isn’t remotely journalism. Every angle is left wing!