If you go down to the park today…


I enjoyed the recent BBC programme The Woodpushers (h/t to my brother for pointing it out):

The programme took me back down memory lane, in 2007 when I last played chess at Washington Square Park.

The kibitzer is my son, Tom, now 21.

We had gone to New York with our close friends John and Fiona, and their children Andrew and Emma. Without staying what I was doing, I steered the walk towards Washington Square, my frequent playground when I lived in Manhattan in 1993. I feigned surprise when we happened on people playing chess in the SW corner.

I recall that John asked if I wanted to play:?

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