I drove out to a Caribou in Brooklyn Park this morning to meet with my friend, Brian, who I have not seen since our wedding in June.
It was great seeing him! We talked about many things, including chess (of course!), work (he works at a wonderful non-profit), and life in general. He was surprised to see me with my hair cut much shorter, and asked me if it was traumatic.
(For those who are reading this from the Minnesota chess community, Brian says hello to you!)
Brian is a very nice guy who inspires me. It is great to see him and see his joy for what he does!