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Introduction

May 26th, 2010 Comments off

The poet confided in the passing breeze,

whispering the deepest yearnings of his heart.

In time the message he expressed was returned to him.

How could it not, once spoken on the wind?

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Read and enjoy Jimmy L. Simpson’s

Message On the Wind


Message On the Wind

May 26th, 2010 Comments off

Message On the Wind

Before you came I walked alone,

Propelled toward a great unknown,

That beckoned like a safety net,

Away from sorry and regret;

And as I fled the fear and doubt,

I left my wishes strewn about,

With spoken words of love that I,

Conveyed to breezes passing by,

In whispers that in time woud be,

The message you returned to me.

As pathways only we could find,

Became forever intertwined,

For passing days cannot rescind,

A message spoken on the wind.

March, 2010                                               Jimmy L. Simpson

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Advice: Dr. Crank E. Shrink

May 26th, 2010 Comments off

Dear Dr. Shrink,

I’m 45 years old and my parents are always telling me what to do, how to dress, how to spend my money.  Man, if they don’t leave me alone I’m going to move out!

Signed,

Harassed Harry from Hoboken

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Dear Harry,

Get to packin’ you big baby!

C.E.  Shrink

Chess

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I am not very good at chess but I like the game very much.  The computer beats me every time but I keep trying.  It is a challenge to protect the King from all opposing men, who are allowed to move in specific directions. Thinking ahead, not only of your move, but projecting your opponent’s move, keeps one intent on the action.  Do you play?

From Wikipedia I learned the history:

The history of chess, specifically that of Western Chess, spans some 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia.

When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, the game evolved into its current form in the 15th century.

In the second half of the 19th century, modern tournament play began, and the first world chess championship was held in 1886.

The 20th century saw great leaps forward in chess theory and the establishment of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Developments in the 21st century include the employment of computers for analysis, team consultations, and online gaming.

Photographs of real-size resin reproductions of the 12th centuryLewis Chessmen. The top row shows king, queen, and bishop. The bottom row shows knight, rook, and pawn.


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