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Book Review: Winning Chess Strategies

Winning Chess Strategies, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman Humorously enough, I finished reading this book shortly after playing my first face-to-face chess game in a few years, which I lost (alas) in a tough endgame after a largely closed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road To Chess Improvement

The Road To Chess Improvement:  A US Champion Provides Solutions To Real-Life Chess Problems, by Alex Yermolinski As someone who is fond of chess [1], I have often wondered at the appeal for writing chess books for those who are … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Simultaneous Fronts

From time to time I note [1] that sometimes the most ideal way to solve a problem is to make it bigger.  This is contrary to the usual expectation.  Normally, we like to solve a problem by making it smaller … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys’R’Us Kid

If you are a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you can probably hum along or perhaps even sing along to their theme song.  Perhaps you remember that theme song accompanying commercials featuring child stars promoting Toys’R’Us as a toy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Split The Difference

Never Split The Difference:  Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, Chris Voss with Tahl Raz I read this book after a bit of time, since someone recommended this book to me some time ago and the book was … Continue reading

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Game Review: Catan Universe

The board game for Settlers of Catan and various expansion sets is pretty familiar and popular, enough so that it was obvious that there would eventually be an online version of the game [1].  The elements of gameplay for Catan … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Potential Principle

The Potential Principle, by Mark Sanborn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Nelson Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While it is not too uncommon to encounter self-help books that seek to encourage the reader … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leading KidMin

Leading KidMin:  How To Drive Real Change In Children’s Ministry, by Pat Cimo & Matt Markins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I am … Continue reading

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Things Observed Among An Overscheduled Life

I was reminded yesterday yet again, if such a reminder was necessary, that like most people I have an over-scheduled life.  Yet as hectic as that existence sometimes is, I still find a great deal of enjoyment and insight in … Continue reading

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Fog Of War

One of the more useful and intriguing concepts that we have to deal with in the study of military history is the fog of war [1].  This fog of war, as might be imagined, takes many different forms and is … Continue reading

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