i am a retired new yorker living in exile in san antonio, tx.
I met bobby several times when i went to see him play for the u.s. championship at the henry hudson hotel in n.y.
my personal highpoint was when i gave him a lift to greenwich village to go to the marshall, & we stopped off at a jewish deli for some soul food (corned beef & pastrami on rye, sour pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, sweet/sour tongue, hot derma, dr. brown's cel-ray tonic. we shmoozed for close to two hours. he autographed his earliest collection for me.
All my experiences w. fischer in n.y.
were warm, friendly, uniquely stimulating & exciting...before (shudder) all the wheels
(I dont fault him for going crazy. his nuttiness
has about as much effect on the world as two
butterflies colliding. less.
(he gave us enuf miracles to enjoy over the
board, including winning for america the world
chess championship, at the height of the cold war.
...he gave communism its hardest kick... where
the spermatazoa liveth.)
interests: judaica (aka yiddishkeit),jazz, sinatra, jazz singers (including anita o'day, blossom dearie, & billie doesnt have to be even mentioned) quantum physics (esp, books by richard feynman...his great, great biography of him & the bomb, called "genius," plus 2 amazing books by john gribben: "in search of schrodinger's cat," & "schrodinger's kittens")chinese calligraphy, oscar wilde,sherlock holmes, modern poetry, modern lit., lit.crit (especially the twin peaks of american lit/crit: hugh kenner & guy davenport), mathematics.
tempus tacendi/tempus loquendi
a time for silence/ a time to speaking