I've had some life events recently (nothing tragic, fortunately - more like a butt-load of different opportunities, each with its own potential reward and peril - kinda like a Tal game!) that have placed chess on a back burner. I'm still working endgame puzzles (mini-circle 7 will be done here shortly), but I've pretty much quit going to chess club. I am participating in Chessville's Fall 2006 Online Chess League tournament. Anyway, I'm not completely MIA, but like many of the old bloggers, I'll be only sporadically updating this site.