The Amateur Eye – Of Mice & Men

Mort Walker, an American icon of comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois, died in January at age 94.  But in those decades of work, he called Life is like a game of chess. Each move determines your next play. Where you wind up is the result of the sum total of all your moves.  And Stanley Ellin is quoted as saying The way he plays chess demonstrates a man’s whole nature.  Jerry Spinelli says he feels like he makes chess moves under water–the pieces just keep floating away. I don’t know where things go or figure where things are or what tomorrow brings.  A professor of Cognitive Science at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland said of chess: The chess master is the chemist of a dimension that is geometrically bounded by 8×8. The elements he works with are Pawn Structure, Space, Force, and Time.–Professor Ruth Byrne.


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