Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners

Dear Readers,

Hello again, and welcome to my 41st blog post. With my first 40 posts, I happily started a tiny tree, and now to start off today I have a quick puzzle coming for you!


Make a proper eight-letter English word using all the letters of TINY TREE. Continue reading “Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners”

Blog Post #40: Prize Competition, end-of-March Birthday Brainteasers for You!!

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Though many of us have never met each other in person yet, to everyone whose birthday is either today or still coming this month, I wish you all a wonderful time, along with the friends starring in this article, number forty! Continue reading “Blog Post #40: Prize Competition, end-of-March Birthday Brainteasers for You!!”

Blog Post #38: For Rob: a double 38 this Saturday, please!!

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Whenever friends remind me of the time, long ago, when I, at age 16, won the World Under-17 Chess Championship in the little Dutch town of Sas Van Gent, I always think of Rob Maas, a friend who collected numerous newspaper clippings and photos about the tournament, and kindly posted them all to me at my parents’ home in Scotland. Continue reading “Blog Post #38: For Rob: a double 38 this Saturday, please!!”

Blog Post #37: Iedereen Is Belangrijk

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Two days ago, despite the icy weather conditions, it was a great pleasure for me to drive to Kortrijk Chess Club, where I met up with several friends whom I hadn’t seen for many years, as well as getting to begin numerous new friendships. Continue reading “Blog Post #37: Iedereen Is Belangrijk”

Blog Post #36: With Love and Thanks to Alex and Karen

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My wife, Jenny, and I returned home last night from a wonderful 3-day business/leisure trip to Berlin with Jenny’s boss, Alex, and his wife, Karen, who is a former colleague of mine. Outside Alex and Jenny’s working hours, we could all enjoy seeing Germany’s beautiful capital city. Continue reading “Blog Post #36: With Love and Thanks to Alex and Karen”

Blog Post #35: Very Quick Surprise!

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Two of the lovely ladies whom I think of lots, every day, are my wife, Jenny, and my mum, Dr. Eileen Motwani (4.1.1935-18.3.2016). I haven’t known very many other people named Eileen, but one of my friends from way back in school days in Scotland is Eileen Jarrett (whose maiden name was Eileen Keith), and she is a friend on Facebook. I couldn’t help noticing that Eileen’s birthday is tomorrow, 14 February, and so I decided rather spontaneously to post just a very quick, wee, mathematical surprise here, with some fun twists to it! Continue reading “Blog Post #35: Very Quick Surprise!”