Archive for November, 2017

Don’s Coffee and Tea Break

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is near.  My niece brought a portion of her turkey with some delicious non salted turkey noodle soup.  She is such a sweet niece as are all my kin.  I couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving so I dined on it where it now sits in my tummy.

Dagwood checked into Lou’s Diner and was reading the menu for Thanksgiving. Canned Ham? Pressed Turkey on Tofu? Garnished with Oyster crackers??  Are you kidding!  Nobody will show up for a spread like that.  Lou laughed.  That is my point, Dag.  No one will show up so I can close down for the day.  I think I am entitled to be home with the family for Thanksgiving.  Well, it would have been easier just to leave a note announcing that the diner would be closed for Thanksgiving.

Hagar tells his army: “Men! Tomorrow we invade Italy!  Before we go, I want you to be fully prepared.  My chief counselor will now give you the details.  He is going to demonstrate how to properly twirl spaghetti on a fork!!

Women are constantly putting before men at every social or work level their beauty and personality, perfumes, work ethic, intelligence — all her cunning  vibes to attract the male species.  Unfortunately, a lot of men may get the impression that she is hot to trot in this era of free sex that started in college. Just look at the lifestyle at beach parties for  over a decade.  Thankfully most males have their own personal goals to pursue–employment, family and marriage — real mating love!  And I truly believe this is also the goal of women.


The Amateur Eye – A Christian Lesson

November 21, 2017

Is the eternal cycle of life for all creatures on land and in the sea the final solution to a regulatory necessity for Life to survive for all species in our world?  I am reminded of Biblical Ecclesiastes verse 3.2: “There is a time to be born, and a time to die.”  No one knows the biological clock of DNA that sets at birth the time clock of life.  In years it might be age 5, 10, 20, or 104.  The seeds one plants along the way, in a narrow sense may or may not remain buried in the soil showing our footsteps.  For the winds can carry, various species may transport those seeds or new seeds formed within plant, animal, fish and human kind. Thus, does the cycle flow steadily on through the ages and the Earth finds renewal of life.  In all this at God’s hand, Earth would not survive if death did not exist.

That is my philosophy on living life to the full and making every day be a precious moment in time.  My faith tells and assures me that there is a God, our Savior Jesus, and biblical record of history in the holiest sense.  My love for family, friends and others I meet along this pathway of life exists with a contumely effort to be ever watchful of the temptation sins from the pitchfork of that devil Satan and satanic angels.  When I was little, the few times I used bad language in anger, mother washed my mouth with ivory soap and a spank.  That cured me quick but I fear sometimes that anger is aroused by current events.  So my Bible studies and interest in religion tend to curb such momentary sustain of evilness seen in humanity.

“And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.”  Luke 12:10.

Satan exists.  He is master of those who are shallow and have little or no faith or cover their greed and corruption through pious words and glamourous front.  He is the great deceiver. Laugh at what I say and believe?  There are many who share my beliefs so I do not care what false speakers have to say.  Like the little fat emperor of the North who is regularly seen clapping his hands with his following military copying his mood swings, and clapping ever so admiringly while his people suffer. Oh, God–Bless the sufferer and let freedom ring and endure.  Yeah.  Probably many would turn on him but for getting a piece of the government pie.

On the other scale, President Trump is abused and cursed, no matter how successful and honorable his intentions.  The human spirit, no matter how righteous his intent, can endure torment from those who LOVE TO HATE.  It is their evilness that bears fruit on their faces which become uglier as the passing of days in the cesspool of politics.  I pray for my leaders to be brave and honorable in their posts. I only see a man who rolls up his sleeves and says: “Lets get to work!” That mends all careless remarks forming from despair of a moment or cruel voice heard.  And that dear friends, is all I have to say.



The Amateur Eye – Speedier Chess Anyone?

November 20, 2017

More and more fast speed play is being enjoyed even at the top level.  At Tbilisi two such stars met in battle.  Who would emerge victorious? Or would a point be split by drawing? I chose this short battle because it is not error free.  It is a short game.  It is ideal for my lesson on chess and the philosophy that the game teaches winning and learning but never losing as a constructive thought process in living a good life.

White:  Levon Aronian    Black:  Ding Liren    Slav Defense – Moscow Variation

l. c4  Nf6  2. Nf3  e6  3. Nc3  d5  4. d4  c6  5. Bg5  h6  6. B:f6  Q:f6

This variation has a popular following and is somewhat double-edged.  Why you ask?  Well, you can see that the Knight is gone from its having an effect on the central complex.  But Black has the bishop pair maybe better chances on the dark diagonal squares.  White now plays Alekhine’s favorite ploy stopping Bb4 so as to keep the game balance in question and aims for e2-e4.

7. Qb3  Nd7  8. e4  d:e4  9. N:e4  Qf4  10. Bd3

White achieves a major objective in achieving square count edge seen in the expanded development of white forces.  To be sure now, Black realizes he must play aggressively to avoid further punishment.

10. … e5  11. O-O  Be7  12. Rae1  e:d4  13. Bb1!  O-O  14. Ng3! 

Giving the Queen more square space, he now launches the Knight closer to the King position and squares around the enemy monarch.

14. … Bd8

A new move idea?  Tested in the past and what seems more logical is 14…Nc5.  However, Black is still vying around equality.

15. Qd3  g6  16. h4!

White continues his square count theory of expanding the position forces.  Now, Black still can play Nc5 but tries a different idea perhaps because it is a speed game and he envisions with hope that his position remains active enough to survive an attack.  We shall see.  But perhaps he treads on mossy ground. After …Nc5, 17. Qa3  Bb6 (the idea behind Bd8) 18. h5 Qf6 the computer says about even.

16. … Nf6  17. h5  g5?

This weak move loosens the defensive posture too much as White controls the e-file with his Rook. Was White’s next simply overlooked or its evaluation in the position?

 18. Ne5  Ba5  19. Ng6!  Qd2  20. Ne7+ Kg7  21. Qb3!  Qf4  22. Rd1?

Here, White misses a whopper with 22. Ngf5+ Kh8 23. g3  Qg4  24. Qa3 with two threats of 25. Q:a5 and 25. Ng6+.

22. … Bb6  23. Ngf5+ B:f5  24. N:f5+ Kh8  25. g32  Qg4  26. N:h6 Q:h5  27. Kg2!  d3! 28, Qc3  Kg7  29. Nf5+ Kg6  30. Rh1 Black resigns.

Do you experience frustration in the study of chess?  Well, you are in good company.  Former US President Jimmy Carter says he was bitten by the chess bug but had no real talent for the game.  He originally had hopes of taking up chess after he left the White House with hopes of becoming an active chess tournament enthusiast. He gave up in frustration.

Groucho Marx says he learned from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.  That is frustration.

The Welsh surreal stand-up comedian noted when he got arrested for playing chess in the street, he told the arresting officer that it was because he was black.  That is frustration.

I disagree with the chess philosophy that you either win, lose or draw in a chess game. In reality of living life, I either win or learn.  That is not frustration



The Amateur Eye – Sinners one and all

November 20, 2017

The TV newscasts are full of hate when our news media and station reporters and commentators should be addressing the importance of creating a new tax code for the United States.  Not that they don’t but with all the rhetoric leaves me more dumbfounded than necessary.  Most as I see it don’t know what they are talking about.  Ask experts from CPA schooling!  That would be one very good element toward truth of the matter.  Even the House and Senate can’t seem to find agreement.

There are some very good books for dissecting the Bible from cover to cover.  One is on the history of the world from God’s perspective and the other which I am studying now is called BREAKFAST WITH JESUS by Greg Laurie.  Those watching TV can catch religious news valuable to all but especially children on 43 and 50 Spectrum channels.  I say this because the trash that comes over the airways including some geared to the young are not at all inspiring.  Laugh?? Ha. Ha.  Just check the news stations like MSNBC, CNN, FOX.  It, to me, is pathetic to hear continual news on the sex scandals being widely broadcast.  There is no counterbalance of news, nor inspiring news from Biblical writings other than 43 and 50 TBS.

Hate is on the lips of people who deserve to go to HELL in the end time.  And that end time is coming closer and closer.  That is one of the warnings coming from the Bible and Jesus.  Beware!  No one knows when Jesus and the Heavenly Angels will say to Satan–Be gone!  Satan the devil shivers in fear of that!  God gave us the Ten Commandments which the Satanic world pokes fun and covers the Earth with fog so as to betray the peoples from right learning.  Just look at the schools and what professors indoctrinate our young student bodies today.

I warned about the evils of socialism, especially the communist variety.  God gave us the Ten Commandments which, if practiced, would change the nature of Human existence. No, people would still sin because as we learned: ALL HAVE SINNED IN THE EYES OF THE LORD.  All have fallen short of their love and appreciation for the beauty seen in much of the world.  It remains the Godly goal to achieve goodness, love, toward casting aside the evils that spring from the mouths of the human race.

I once wrote an article that Hillary Clinton should quit political ambitions and enjoy her remaining years as a grandmother and wife.  She failed to listen because evil blots out such advice.  Her cronies in the Democrat Party of course now she discovers that old saying that there is a time to be born, a time to work, and a time to die.  It is home to a garden, to a fair breeze sailing the seas, and always there is the backdrop of folks whom I simply call hangars on for their own enlightenment. Yes, you see it in politicians, in wild animals, in every makeup of human kind.

Sinning awaits around the corner;  steer a straight course for joy and happiness.

Don’s Coffee & Tea Break

November 13, 2017

Joyful smiles and wit among friends suggests that jokes or funny story composing makes that cup of coffee or tea that much more enjoyable.  The trick is to cement the bonds of romance, togetherness, where the shared joy of experiencing what makes your heart beat to the tune of inspiration with jolly feelings of good cheer.

Blondie’s mate Dagwood is dining at his favorite eatery and addresses Lou head of the short orders. Lou, someone told me a small mouse scurried out of the front door this morning. You heard right, Dag. Believe me, I was pretty surprised, too.  For the past few weeks, he only scurried in and out of the supply closet.

In Pickles, Earl is lying down on the couch when Nelson who is leaning above and like all little kids, has an inquisitive mind. Your real name is Earl, isn’t it Grampa? That’s right. But when I was younger everyone just called me Dee.  How come?  Is that your middle initial?  No. I just didn’t do very well in school.