Archive for March, 2011

Kindred’s Special: New In Chess Magazine–The New Look

March 26, 2011

Yep, I got to say that the magazine change to a bigger size at first gave me a burp. Why? I liked the size because it fit so well on my book shelf for ready availability in research. The new magazine I confess took some time to digest but the articles and material continue to be woven into the quality product that such change I decided, partly due to the trust of the bosses who risk tinkering with a known quality product, deserve a full 5-stars for quality and achievement. What makes this the best chess periodical in my opinion anyway for what it’s worth is the mix of really top notch articles on the passing scene as well as game analysis and tournament results that behind the scenes of such adventure should wet your appetite as it does mine.

Frankly I was unsure if the lst issue of the new bigger size could be easily equalled. Well, surprise–surprise. The 2nd was equal if not superior as the readers of my blog will attest to if they subscribe to New In Chess.  If not, then a cry to the world news outlets by the chess audience should seek distribution to the general public. In any case a subscription is worth the rather steep fee.

The world of computer chess geeks make the need (some may say) for a chess book or magazine to be or fast becoming a thing of the past. The high tech now of great chess programs certainly enrich the play and training of chess students and provide enormous entertainment and hours of pleasure trying to whip ’em!  But the value of a great magazine or chess book if such were no longer present in the life of chess players soon would find a void for a lasting reference and historical document.  Because that is really what a chess magazine or book today, more than ever, makes them of consequence should such be dramatically curtailed.  Think about it!

Please excuse my delay in writing as I was hospitalized and was out of commission for a period of time. What spirited me to recover perhaps sooner than later was receiving my copies of the last two New In Chess magazines that kept my spirits high. We are kindredspirits!

Kindred’s Special: Feel Better; Play Better with Chiropractic

March 26, 2011

You cannot be expected to play your best if you are not feeling well.  Wellness is the key to good health, long life and this adds to your capabilities to achieve success in most of your endeavors. Here of course, I speak of chess as this is a chess site that rambles on occasionally in poetry, humor, and just plain interesting side topics when it suits me.

A study put out by Blanks, Schuster and Dobson took such a look at the chiropractic application to 2818 patients attending 156 different chiropractic offices.  95 percent reported a strong connection between receiving chiropractic adjustments and experiencing a healthy, more active, improved quality of life with 99 percent deciding to continue a regular regimen of chiropractic adjustments. Isn’t it worth your while to consider chiropractic in your own life and that for your family? I can attest to the validity of adding such treatment to be a booster to good health and general wellness.

Chiropractic care has also been found to produce statistically significant improvement in general physiological functions of the body.  Take a look see at all the functions which help to this end:

  • Respiration
  • Range of motion
  • Heart rate
  • Autonomic function
  • Endocrine function
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Immune system
  • Muscle strength
  • Improve athletic movement
  • Neurocognitive functions
  • Reaction time functioning
  • Information retention
  • Visual acuity
  • Handle stress
  • Reproductive hormones
  • Healing both physical and mental stimuli
  • Recovering to wellness
  • Reduced labor time

Today, more and more workers in the health fields are coming to recognize the value of chiropractic treatment as a tool to aid in the practice of good medicine often offering a good alternative to satin drugs that plague the mindset of patients who experience negative results from their use.  Indeed, when I view these drug ads on TV and the sometimes dangerous side-effects possible, then the idea of physical therapy via chiropractic, massage, accupuncture and other alternative practices begins to make sense.

Kindred’s Special: Obit on CCLAer Richard S.Vandenburg

March 5, 2011

We have from time to time witnessed with awe the passing of chess devotees whom their very presence, especially at crucial times, adding greatly to the organizations associated in, left a positive mark on and touching the heart and soul of our noble game.  Such a man who brought much to CCLA and Idaho chess is Richard (Dick) S. Vandenburg. Despite owning his own business and participation in Idaho activities in and out of chess, he compiled a resume of correspondence chess devotion serving CCLA. I was privileged to have played, supported his program endeavors, and am saddened.

I encourage everyone to join CCLA and read THE CHESS CORRESPONDENT, the CCLA magazine which will enrich your chess knowledge and give you hours of pleasure. If you like postal chess or online chess, you will begin to understand how the organization added so much to the life and times of Richard S. Vandenburg.