The 2020s are beginning…

The 2020s are beginning. It’s time to take stock and make plans. What was the situation in 2010? Where are we today? What is the outlook for 2030?

Huge food for thought, I agree. Compared to this, the immediate choice of the right move to play in a game may sound as easy as 1-2-3. And yet it’s not always easy: you have to anticipate a few moves of your opponent in order to steer to your advantage the future of the game.

But if you think about it, doesn’t this prepare for that? In both cases – game and real life, with its real problems – isn’t it a question of looking for the best possible future, individually or together?

Good thinking, good choices, and a happy new year 2020! To all of you I wish all the best for the future!

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Quiescence

January 13, 2019


A set of Abalone marbles thrown on an Abalone board:
no past, but many possible futures…

“Quiescence is only a self-contained movement,
often more uncanny than movement itself.”

(WHAT IS A THING?, Winter 1935-1936,
A. Various Ways of Questioning About the Thing,
10. The Historicity (Geschichtlichkeit) of the Definition of the Thing)
[translated by W.B. Barton, Jr. and Vera Deutsch]

Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (1889-1976)

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Who starts? With which colour? The choice is yours!

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Failures teaches success.

January 6, 2019

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.”

(2009 National Address to America’s Students)

Barack Obama (1961-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Outrageous connections

November 25, 2018


Nagle Jackson at The National Arts Club, New York City, November 19, 2012

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.”

Nagle Jackson, American actor, director, and playwright (1936-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White probably thinks that Black is “outrageously connected” q:

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Abalone players, stand up, organize!

October 7, 2018


Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.”

Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman (1863-1947)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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What they did for Othello, we could do it for Abalone:


(Access the Othello Academy blog by clicking on this seal)

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(Access the World Othello Federation website by clicking on this logo)

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Give future a chance.

December 31, 2017

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French aviator, writer and poet (1900-1944)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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3 non-profit organizations (amongst many others) working for a better future: