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The Case For Chess As An Olympic Sport

I’ve always been a little doubtful about the proposition that chess should be included in the Olympics. All the current and previously included activities are physically active or at least involve standing up. Chess simply does not fit that category. It’s not actually exercise is it?

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Bubbles and Bones

In Oerlikon, Zurich, a toddler, anchored absent-mindedly by her grandfather, lay on the broad ledge of a fountain frothing with stark white bubbles. Again and again, she dipped her pudgy hands in and filled her mouth with bubbles and water. She blew on the foam in her palms and ‘disappeared’ her hands in its mass below her. Continue reading