Teaching abroad now, I am learning another language and enjoying the play of the University students here. Original post from 2004: I am an educator in Atlanta, who when not playing chess enjoys a bit of old jazz, history, some petanque, and tea. I am 'nasmichael' also at www.chessgames.com. Some of my favorite games are in a collection there. I enjoy the chess variant Chess960 and I LOVE Alice Chess (though I don't play much these days). I will enjoy meeting you at the boards.