I have played chess since I was a wee lad in my homeland of North Carolina just off the coast of the majestic Atlantic. Today, 3 score and 2 of age I continue my quest for chess greatness that has no bounds. Perhaps one day I may obtain my lofty goal while having fun along the way. For it is the journey that counts while the destination merely lies at the end of the chosen path. Enjoy the game but never give less than your best effort and always strive to be better. Oh....and crack open a few brews and watch some hockey please!!