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|Jul-06-15|| ||morfishine: <mistermac> NP, I am an incorrigible optimist when it comes to improving at chess. I believe anyone at anytime can improve. One needs only answer a few questions: Why does one want to improve? To prepare for tournaments? Or to just find out how good one really is? Does one have the time? Is one really committed and disciplined?|
|Jul-09-15|| ||hoodrobin: Hi <mister> hope you fine!|
|Aug-31-15|| ||hoodrobin: <mistermac: Well, Hoot, congratulations on being the leader of Team White. It is also a huge responsibility.>|
<mm> Yes I know, I'm well aware of that!
|Sep-06-15|| ||technical draw: <mistermac> Sorry but my chess playing days are over. Thanks for your note on my forum but i believe age and computers have taken all the fun out of chess. As the wife of the late, great, David Bronstein said: computers have taken away the mystery and joy of chess, It was a good 50 years though.|
|Sep-11-15|| ||mistermac: If the truth be known, she may well have been better that Bronstein, but probably played much less venturesome Chess.|
Seriously, though, David Bronstein was a really great player, and was a World Champ.
|Sep-11-15|| ||morfishine: Hi <mistermac> I don't know what you mean by this comment: <...you must take the Hayne Train!...Go the 48'ers!>|
|Sep-11-15|| ||mistermac: <The World In General> and <morf>.|
Hayne is a young man who went to play with the San Francisco 49'ers from our game here called Rugby League.
He made a hit in the preseason according to the Australian scribes, but it might be him getting hit when the postpreseason starts.
|Sep-12-15|| ||morfishine: <mistermac> Oh, Thanks! I see he's 3rd on the depth chart so he has a good chance of being active for Week 1|
|Dec-01-15|| ||mistermac: After being dumped, the 49'er fans are calling for him to get some more training in the finer points of the game by playing out the season in the A team, as his rivals have not played very well, and the playoffs are not until at best next season.|
Hayne will, if I have him figured, not leave gridiron in one of its forms now, as he has invested too much effort to give up now. He could make do very well in the USA even if he does not become a great player, but only a comfortable living in Australia, where he has already got as good at Rugby League as he is ever going to get.
Is there something about that small American ball which makes to hard to catch? I fancy that unless it can be spun, it is inclined to fall too sharply at the end of its flight, and has trouble in windy or swirling conditions
|Dec-25-15|| ||wordfunph: <mistermac> Merry Christmas!|
|Dec-27-15|| ||hoodrobin: Happy Holidays and good game, <mistermac>!|
|Dec-30-15|| ||Sularus: Happy holidays <MM>!|
|Jan-02-16|| ||mistermac: Thanks for all the good wishes, which are heartily reciprocated.|
I am always pleasantly surprised as to how kind so many are to me as i am a pretty ordinary Chessplayer, but I guess that Chess needs stalks upon which the elite may display their flowers.
|Apr-10-16|| ||mistermac: Goodnight , Mrs Kalabash, 2 years and 3 days on!|
|Apr-23-16|| ||hoodrobin: I assume that you are saying goodnight to your lost wife. I believe I can understand how you feel.|
How about music? and... chess? :-)
|Apr-29-16|| ||mistermac: Yes, and the spelling should be Calabash, as that is how it is spelt when describing how Jimmy Durante would talk to his deceased wife at end of his concerts.|
I turned 76 earlier this month, so i am slowing down. I am still eating well, and I spend a lot of time on the housework, expecially the meals.
My youngest daughter go her Medical Degree just before Christmas.
I will keep you posted.
Thanks for posting, <hoody>.
|Apr-29-16|| ||hoodrobin: Thanks for the anecdote about Durante, <mac>.|
Congrats to my young fellow colleague, I wish her a good and interesting career. Which branch will she undertake?
I hope you enjoy lots of delicious meals!
|Apr-30-16|| ||mistermac: Ophthalmology. Fancy, so you are also in the Profession.|
|Apr-30-16|| ||hoodrobin: Almost. I was a NHS psychiatrist and psychotherapist. I am now retired and in my seventies too.|
|May-01-16|| ||mistermac: Reuben Fine.
She was an Optomatrist who was invited to study for Medicine.
In Australia, and I guess it happens elsewhere, Only the very best students are considered for Medicine, but the medical profession does invite people to apply after completing a degree that has some relation to Medicine.
My best friend has a daughter who practises Psychiatry.
|May-01-16|| ||mistermac: Just a point of interest, the spell-checker here would not let me use what id the correct spelling in Australia Optometrist.|
|May-01-16|| ||hoodrobin: Now you have to pay great attention to correct spelling! ;-)|
In Italy you have to pass fixed number examinations to enter Medicine and specializations. We don't have colleges but public universities.
In my opinion Carlsen will reign for years. What do you think?
|May-01-16|| ||mistermac: Just to clarify a point. In Australia, when someone completes High School, there is a final examination which the Universities tap into for potential students. Those with the very highest marks, if they indicate an interest, can be invited to study by various Faculties at Universities. Medicine is the one which requires the highest marks, followed by, I think Law.|
My daughter was not in the top 1 percent needed for admission to Medicine from High School, so settled for Optometry. After having passed as a top student in that field, Medicine then invited her. It is said that Medicine values highly such people who are not the creme de la creme academically, but who have demonstrated diligence, and attributes of personality which show the gift of dealing well with sickness, or disabilities of all sorts.
She is now working in a Public Hospital in a large NSW Town, as what is called an Intern, and her knowledge of eyes is often called on as she already is well trained there in many problems dealing with eye trauma, and can deal with such cases confidently, either in treatment, or referral to those who are fully trained as eye specialists.
|May-01-16|| ||hoodrobin: Thanks, you gave me some very interesting informations. I must then compliment again your very good daughter.|
I have one son who lives now in Austria (not Australia :)) where he is studying German and teaching Italian.
|Oct-17-17|| ||hoodrobin: Welcome back in the Sacred City! We'll play a challenge soon.|
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