Hey to all my readers,
If you EVER come to New Orleans or live here, take heed: Go introduce yourself to “the man in the red beret,” aka Jude Acers, chess master and a very special New Orleanian. For the past 30+ years, he has been taking on challengers and teaching chess on Decatur St. at his “World Chess Table” close to the French Market. Tell him you are a friend of mine and the doors will swing open even wider. Do yourself a favor—go meet him. Also check out this link to the documentary that is being made about him. I count myself fortunate to be his friend and brother-in-arms. He is a gentle soul. That is, until you play a game of chess with him. He then turns into a warrior assassin. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Another day of hyperbaric high pressure oxygen treatments. Hopefully those damaged blood vessels in my brain are generating new cells. I think that’s what’s happening. Hope so, anyway.
— Jamie Hayes