About the Paintings on this site

By t.wheeler on Nov 1, 2015 - 09:55am

These paintings of rivers and rocks were actually all painted by me (Tom Wheeler).  I have a sort-of dual personality going on, and try to spend some time every day drawing or painting.  

You can check out what I'm doing on the art side of things at http://art.wheelercreek.com.  


Life Lessons from Chess

By t.wheeler on Nov 20, 2011 - 09:50am

I don't consider myself a chess expert, but a few years ago I read Garry Kasparov's autobiography and I was hooked. Kasparov was world champion for much of the last decade. I learned to play from my dad when I was a child, but I never really got serious about studying it until after I read that book. Until then I always had this idea in my mind that chess players had these fantastic mental powers, and were almost magical, untouchable, genius. But on reading Kasparov's book, I realized that although they are very talented and smart, it really comes down to hard work and study.

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