- Josh Waitzkin was chess prodigy who, aged 11, drew with Garry Kasparov Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров in a tournament, won the Junior Nationals and then stopped plaing, started doing Tai Chi and wrote a book called the Art of Leaning. here's the Executive Summary. The pursuit of innocence.
- Just occasionally in Rugger one player sees the gap and runs a long way to the goal-line with a defender in hot pursuit. It's called a foot-race.
- I've played Scrabble since I was a nipper but I've never cleared my rack. Scrabble champs think differently.
- A very English furniture-maker.
- Patchwork, thrifty
- Scything the grass
- Splitting wood with either hand or with both hands (and added grunts)
- Those with a college degree are not experts - they know nothing. But because they have lasted the course they land the desk jobs that pay well. As Dau.II, who has spend the 1st four years of her voting life working in U.Life, says "No degree is the new degree".
Sunday 10 December 2017
I love watching or listening to experts. People who pwn a part of the knowable universe. Anything will do: people who collect match-books; people who know all about the Taft family; people who know where fish will rise; the man who knows all 6,000 genes of the yeast genome; a child who has trained her dog.