Friday, August 12, 2005

Cease Fire, Truce, Timeout...

I'm just kind of firing this off the top of my head, so if I step on any toes, or bruise any egos it is completely unintentional. Trust me, if I were speaking directly to anyone. The individual(s) would know it.

I generally like to observe the goings on and interaction between the Knights and our friends. This is my refuge and release, a place to relax and read about the trials, tribulations, and successes of other like minded souls. It has served on more than one occasion as a lift for the spirits of those weary travelers plodding Caissa’s path.
It has always been light hearted and positive in the past.

Recently things have slowly started to take a turn towards a direction that I personally don't like, nor care to see appear on our friendly pages. The writing is on the wall. I'm here to erase it.

I am tremendously proud of this group. Never before has a community of chess players existed where everyone was helpful to those around them. Regardless of skill, experience, age, nationality, race, religion, all are welcome. Our Grail so to speak? The quest for chess improvement. Those seeking such improvement are always welcome no matter what methods they employ.

We have never established any set standard of rules or any criteria for joining other than a friendly introduction. There was never any conscious or premeditated plan. What started as two has grown into the ever expanding family we have today. We exist simply because we have unknowingly held ourselves to the highest standard.

Servitude.

In doing this we have not only improved our skills as chess players, but even more importantly as people.

Let us all try to take a moment and remember what brought us here.

9 comments:

Temposchlucker said...

Well spoken! Life is just a play. Problems arise when people start to take themselves seriously. Only killings on the board allowed.

JavaManIssa said...

this group is great isn't it ;) joining was one of the wiser choices in my life :))

generalkaia said...

Completely agree with Javamanissa. This group is great and has inspired me to improve my game. right now I have improved about 350 points. I really don't think I could have made it to where I am without the feedback and community that this group provides. Good point sancho.

Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Well put Sancho. I am guilty of commenting on another blogger's use of hair gel on DG's blog in what I thought was a light hearted manner. Hopefully there were no hard feelings. We should strive for better, and keep our competitive side for the 64 squares and let the blogs be a place of fellowship and fun.

Mousetrapper said...

I agree with all of you, it is a great pleasure to be with you all. So many blogs! So little time!

takchess said...

Amen
takchess

CelticDeath said...

I guess I missed something! As long as it doesn't get down to "your mama" and "yeah, you are," I think we're doing all right.

Pawnsensei said...

Very well said.

PS

transformation said...

amen ditto brother!

in contrast to a recent trol of incendiary tendancies at BDK's post coexistent to one of my comments, my friend BDK reminded me of this post, and i am glad to reread it, having seen it along the way at some time in the past...

thank you. warm regards, david