It has long been my wish to write this story and begin by announcing I have, at last, beaten Brad at chess. That is not the case.  For more than two years, Brad and I have played chess on-line. It is called Chess by Post, and I have yet to win a game. I don’t even know what winning at chess feels like. I have never won a chess game with anyone. Brad is patient with me and apparently not bored. He and his wife, Cheryl, moved from Gainesville to South Carolina and he still stays in touch, and still beats me at chess. When he is in Gainesville, he comes to visit me. I will try to explain our relationship. Continue reading