Can you see it?

Posted: January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I love playing words with friends. That is part one of my Friday confession. Part two is that I lose more than I win at words with friends. Whew feels good to get that off my chest. I guess I enjoy playing this game mostly because of the games format. For anyone who doesn’t know, words with friends is word game played on a device connected to the internet with two players. Each player has seven letters of the alphabet chosen at random available to him. Each letter has a certain point value and each player has to take turns placing the letters on a game board. The game board also has point values and letters. The words formed with the letters from the player must also use at least one of the letters already on the board. Each player takes a turn and submits until there are no letters left or no more places to play left.
This format of your turn then my turn has worked for ages on all types of games and I think that is what I like most about the game. I enjoy chess as much as the next guy. I find the exponential amount of possible moves just incredible. Three years ago every Saturday I would meet with a group of guys at the local library and play chess at the tables near the periodicals. The group slowly fell apart for me and I only played chess for the last three years ago against the computer. That is until I discovered Social Chess. Social chess is a new game in alpha testing. Alpha testing is the first phase of testing for most software. So far for me Social Chess has passed the tests. Social Chess works in the same play format as Words with Friends. Play, submit, confirm and play again.
Now it is time for my third and final confession. I have made some moves while playing social Chess where I could not see the next three moves. The debate rages for how many moves ahead a player should see, in chess circles. I have always tried to use at least three moves. This has given me mixed results in the games I have played and has proven to sometimes be a difficulty and I have noticed in games where I have conceded and not seen three moves ahead and made a move in spite of this lack of vision I have usually lost.
We make choices everyday in our lives. Personally and professionally. “We are our choices.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
Short and to the point! You have to love Jean-Paul! I mean this guy was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and he turned it down! But one cannot argue with his quote. We truly are our choices. If we wish for success in relationships and in life general we must visualize and then execute choices that will bring success to fruition.

Peace
John3c

THE ARMFUL
By Robert Frost
For every parcel I stoop down to seize
I lose some other off my arms and knees,
And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns,
Extremes too hard to comprehend at. once
Yet nothing I should care to leave behind.
With all I have to hold with~ hand and mind
And heart, if need be, I will do my best.
To keep their building balanced at my breast.
I crouch down to prevent them as they fall;
Then sit down in the middle of them all.
I had to drop the armful in the road
And try to stack them in a better load.

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