I also got a chance to stop by the McKinney Towne Lake Park, where I hiked the nature trail. In contrast to the open grass/flowers and scraggle trees of the prairie park, the Nature Trail in this riparian area featured a deep canopy of honey locust trees, along with sycamores and burr oak. I stopped by the community center about a chess room, but found their price was steeper than I was hoping to pay. The kind man there, though, suggested I try the Holiday Inn, and after reviewing its website, I may do just that.
I took our dog for a walk by our local Glendover Pond. We saw ducks, and an Alaskan husky puppy with those wonderful, alive husky eyes. A friend brought over a wonderful book. My wife watched "Cold Mountain",which I saw intermittently, because although I liked it in many ways, it was just too sad and harsh. But I know they were sad and harsh times, because our own community's Civil War history is similar.
Long ago, I bought the Fritz chess computer program, which will not only play one a game, but also analyze the moves from games one has already played, move by move.
I finally loaded it onto my computer tonight, and made the moves for each of my four games so that it could review them. I found that in one game, I picked its suggested "best move" most of the time, while in the game I lost, I picked pretty much the worst move on the board a time or two.
Tomorrow I get more exercise, and see an old friend.