Something will go here one day soon...Gaiety, merriment and dancing, etc.


I thought it would be interesting to document the ten people who have most influenced my puzzle awareness and collecting activities. These are people who have influenced me in various ways over a long period. Text and pictures to follow one day.

Martin Gardner



Jerry Slocum

Solomon Golomb



Nob Yoshigahara

Kevin Holmes



Edward Hordern

Sam Loyd



Tim Berners-Lee

Ray & Barbara Bathke




Henry Dudeney




I started this web site in about 1998.  As of Autumn 2016 it is getting its biggest ever refurbishment. 

My goals are to include more current information, more pictures, no dead links, consistent format and typeface, better readability on more screens, and to get rid of characters that display badly.  But no free beer.

It is a bit untidy and experimental ...but just wait...

Text first, then pictures to be replaced.