August 8th, 2020

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Cottonwood Greenbelt

Friday started early and ran late. My assistant pitched in, though he had scheduled to be off that day. I stirred a bit in my sleep. Saturday morning I got up early and got some work done. Then I played moves in an on-line chess game at I played the black side of a classical Caro-Kann. I won a pawn in the opening, and then traded into a won king-and-pawn endgame. This opponent played a good game, but for the initial error that cost my opponent the game.

I like that on, the platform offers instant chess engine analysis of previous finished games. The engine rated both our play as relatively good, which gives me some doubt about the chess engine's acuity.

I walked in Bethany Lakes Park, where I saw 12 bird species and a few dragonfly species. Perhaps my  favorite was a Green Heron in a tree.
I drove over to Max Vaughan Elementary in Allen and walked on the Cottonwood Greenspace. I had been there once before. I had my customary problem in trying to identify whether the hummingbird was a Ruby-Crowned or a Black-Chinned. I will get better at that.

This evening I watched an episode of All Creatures Great and Small and two episodes of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. We ate great low-fat black bean tamales from Trader Joe's. I took a picture of a Blue Dasher dragonfly at the Glendover Pond.

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