Beginners Learning Chess – Top 5 Mistakes

Most of us who learn chess early on are self-taught. Let’s face it – we all fall into habits without realizing it. Some of those habits can lead us down a path where it becomes difficult to see ourselves steadily improving, or finding more winning positions. In this video we examine some of the trapsContinue reading “Beginners Learning Chess – Top 5 Mistakes”

How to Play the Knights Game

Want to teach your child how to play chess? Don’t get overwhelmed with all of the pieces on the board. Learn how to play the knights game in this video. It is a simple game to learn and only takes 5 – 10 minutes to play. This is an excellent way to establish chess fundamentalsContinue reading “How to Play the Knights Game”

Boost Your Brain: Play Chess!

With mental health issues and Alzheimer’s being prevalent in our society today, we may all ask ourselves from time to time, “Am I taking good care of my brain? What can I do to ensure a healthy brain as I age? How can I teach my kids to boost their brains?” The human brain isContinue reading “Boost Your Brain: Play Chess!”

New Frontiers

I’ve been offered a lot of encouragement from the staff at a nursing center and family members to continue to grow our community outreach.  The center offers physical therapy and cares for patients who require a brief stay to recover from surgery.  The center also offers long-term care for those experiencing memory, mobility or otherContinue reading “New Frontiers”

Chores Open Doors

Getting even one chance this year to visit my family in Texas has been tough.  Missing some important events earlier this year like my aunt’s funeral and my cousin’s wedding upset me quite a bit.  Something wonderful happened in June however.  My wife got a call from her Dad to let us know his frequentContinue reading “Chores Open Doors”

New Tricks In Their Final Stages

2010 was filled with emotion coming to grips with family members in risky health situations and even survival. My wife’s mother was recovering from major back surgery, and her grandfather was holding on after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer that year. Unfortunately, within a few months, Leonard passed away during the Christmas holidays, soContinue reading “New Tricks In Their Final Stages”

What’s Out There?

In a first of it’s kind research project called the Nun Study, a convent of nuns donated their brains to science to further the study of Alzheimer’s disease. Mentally active until death these women showed no visible signs of dementia despite brain scans with advanced chemical changes that cause Alzheimer’s. My wife and I areContinue reading “What’s Out There?”