The Brain Sport of Chess

In 2007, a computer “solved” checkers—that is, went through every possible move to determine the optimal game. The number of possible moves in a chess game is dizzying, more than the number of atoms in the universe; no current computer can “solve” chess. via The Prince’s Gambit – The New Yorker. (Bold highlight mine)   Two weeks ago, my dad and mom came up to … Continue reading The Brain Sport of Chess

A Sleep-over with Grown Women!

For my mother’s 70th birthday, her four daughters surprised her and took her to the St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco for a festive sleep-over with all of us grown women. We had multiple presents for her to open – lots of little things that took all evening. We went to a sumptuous dinner and walked around Union Square looking in all … Continue reading A Sleep-over with Grown Women!