One of the games we played was Chess.
I'm "schizophrenic". He's NOT schizophrenic.
Back when the schizophrenia hit back in grade 12, this never would have happened -- my brain would have been too broken.
But now I guess I've recovered enough that I was able to play the game at some level of skill.
Another factor may have been that my friend's mind is not fully operational (even though he's not schizophrenic) ---- in the past he told me he used to be pretty smart but he feels like he's just deteriorating over time.
So:::: either I've recovered pretty well, or I had an easier opponent or both.
Whatever it was, the game just seemed to work out.
Maybe it helped me that he went first --- I don't know (he took the first move).
Anyway ---- just interesting to note how my schizophrenic brain has recovered enough that I was actually able to effectively play and win a game of chess.