Daily Archives: 27 June 2008


ChessMy 10 year old son, Alexander, played me to a draw at chess last night.  He regularly beats his mother and his older sisters.  I’m going to have to up my game before he starts beating me.  Either that or switch to scrabble.

He is following a family tradition though.  I started beating my old man at chess when I was about 10. 

Do you have any memories of surpassing your parents or mentors that you’d care to share?


Filed under Parenting moments, Reasons to be cheerful


The Hildy is reading a book about super heroes.

I have nerdified her.  My work here is done.

If you had a super power, what would you use your power for?


Filed under Reasons to be cheerful