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  


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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