For my fans of Blunderprone desperate for my return to blogging, I’m afraid you will have to wait a bit more for regular in depth imaginative, chess study entries with a bend towards chess history and “old dogs, new tricks” improvement techniques. I’ve been working on my other cerebral hemisphere lately.
I had a bit of a personal storm hit on the home front and had to put my chess endeavors on the shelf. For how long? It is still undetermined. I’m not ready to add that layer of stress and complexity into my new routines. (Not quite yet... but not too far away either.)
I’m focused on some non-chess related improvement as a means to fill a hole in my soul. Music is one avenue I’ve been channeling some growth as well as other intense personal learning and discovery.
What brings me here today is the fact that MY BLOG has taken a life of it’s own. In my absence, a couple of outside interests has asked for my participation based on content they found on my blog.
The first came from a book author, Stuart Smith , who wrote Kings of the Street . It’s a gritty crime novel, fast paced and even has a good plot twist. More importantly, it even has a chess theme. He approached me about the main character a while back. The character relaxes after a tough day with a drink of whiskey while going over a classic game of chess. He asked for advice on who would be a good historical chess figure. I suggested none other than the whiskey drinking Blackburn famed for his come from behind wins at the tail end of the 19th century. Sure enough, he includes a chapter where he reviews a chess game I recommended. He also has a chapter where the main character reviews a game of Nimzovich versus Tarrasch and gets into the nuanced personalities of the players and how it mirrors a modern day struggle the main character is having. I have to admit that I was partial to the chess related chapters but the book was fast paced and exciting. I got a free e-copy on my kindle app for my input and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Then, I get an email from a guy putting a website together on memory improvement techniques. He wanted me to review the website and “feel free to comment” on my blog. To be honest, its loosely “scientific” but more related to weblink generation. So I won’t point you to it unless you really want to check it out. In that case email me and I’ll forward the link. I found fellow bloggers like Linux Guy, Empirical Rabbit , and Temposchlucker having a much more thorough grasp and proof of the generalized concepts this guy was calling “published”.
Until we meet again,