intermittent thoughts on my life and work as the chess coach at IS 318, a public middle school in Brooklyn
Nauru is an interesting place but arguably also an ecological wreck and a microcosm example of what happens when people let their personal greed and self-interest overtake their responsibilities to their little part of the world. Check out this piece in the New York Times magazine: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/10/magazine/the-billion-dollar-shack.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
Nauru is also the only country whose demonym is a palindrome.
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