Daily Rome Shot 597, etc.


White to move and mate in 3.

NB: I may hold comments with puzzle solutions a little longer than others so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE


I had a note from the Summit Dominican “Soap Sisters” today:

December 15 is the last day for Christmas Shopping at the Cloister Shoppe. The online store will be closed from December 16 – January 1 so that the Nuns can prepare for and celebrate Christmas.

Place your orders for Christmas gifts now!

Someone wrote asking about a book that was fun and interesting but not necessarily religious in nature.   While some might say that these are tantamount to a religious experience when they are at their peak… there is a fascinating little book about the history of the tomato.  A great read.  Get it with my affiliate link.

Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy by David Gentilcore


Think about it.  Tomatoes were discovered in the New World and they weren’t like our tomatoes today.  But Italian cuisine is unthinkable today without them.  How did that happen?

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