Multitasking Rots Your Brains

Multitasking Rots Your Brains

Playing online chess is like trying to get Wii Tennis to suffice for real tennis. You simply can’t digitally recreate the palpable exchange of energy with a live opponent in chess or tennis, as much as a shared physical space only seems a requisite for the sport...
Making Decisions

Making Decisions

Garry Kasparov said, The stock market and the gridiron and the battlefield aren’t as tidy as the chessboard, but in all of them, a single, simple rule holds true: make good decisions and you’ll succeed; make bad ones and you’ll fail. It is that...
The Game of the Century

The Game of the Century

I have found no way to casually play chess. It either informs and colors a great deal of even my most quotidian thought processes, or I have to remove myself from it for awhile to wear other glasses until my perspective becomes controllably rubbery again. Maybe this...
Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

I took these photos at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. This place is a trip into Confederate and Southern history while also demonstrating the oddity of gentrification, urban decay, and evolving zoning and land use trends. Depending on where you are...

The Rules for Everything

check to your majesty Avoid mistakes. Do not make the opening moves automatically and without reflection. Do not seek to memorise variations, try to understand them. Do not believe all that you are told. Examine, verify, use your reason. In war, topography dictates...