Blog Post #47: Magical Music

Dear Readers,

It’s about 2 years and 3 months since I was a 2x3x3x3-year-old, and tomorrow my little brother also bids farewell to that age, as he then turns 55–but a very youthful one! Our phone conversations cover lots of topics of mutual interest, including our love of music. I will now have frequent fresh musical news to share, thanks to my new job as the Mathematics teacher for the primary, middle and high school students in Musica Mundi School, a stunningly beautiful music school in Waterloo.

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Blog Post #46: Chess Gems Galore from Thinkers Publishing!

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The rapidly-growing collection of high-quality chess books from Thinkers Publishing (thinkerspublishing.com) includes very new works by International Grandmasters Alexey Dreev, Romain Edouard, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Daniel Fernandez and others, writing about diverse topics such as middlegame play, calculation training, gambit openings, and the combative yet solid and trustworthy Caro-Kann Defence. Continue reading “Blog Post #46: Chess Gems Galore from Thinkers Publishing!”

Blog Post #42: Happy Anniversary!

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To a certain degree, the number 360 has been in my mind this week due to zooming round circles with some of my Maths students! Now today, I realise that it’s been 360 days since the previous birthday of my youngest brother-in-law who, many years ago, precisely on his 30th birthday, married my youngest sister. Continue reading “Blog Post #42: Happy Anniversary!”

Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners

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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!

TINY TREE

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 #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”