Archive for November, 2013

Kindred’s Special: 2nd Dr. Marchand Open 9/27/80

November 28, 2013

This tournament was to honor the long standing contributions by Dr. Erich W. Marchand on behalf of the game of chess and by our chess club membership.  Many players had benefited from the teachings of Dr. Marchand who periodically held either classes of chess instruction or private sessions.

One such player and long standing friend is Tillman Meney who I cross swords with on numerous occasions either in skittles play or in tournaments.  Thus, the tournament I found myself seated across from Tillman and even though I lost this game on time, have always cherished it as one of my better losses.

White:  Tillman Meney       vs.    Black:   Don Reithel        Opening:  English/Old Indian Defense

1.  P-QB4   P-K4  /  2.  N-QB3   N-KB3   /  3.  P-Q3   P-B3  /   4.  N-B3  P-Q3  /  5. P-KN3   QN-Q2  /  6.  B-Q2  P-QR4  /    7. R-B1   B-K2  / 8.B-N2  O-O  /  9.  O-O  R-K1  /  10.  Q-B2   B-B1  /  11.  N-KN5  P-R3  /  12.  N-R3  N-B4  /  13. P-B4  N-KN5  /  14. P x P  P x P  /  15.  N-B2  Q-Q5  /  16.  N-Q1  B-B4  /  17. B-QB3  Q-Q2  /  18.  P-K4  N x N  /  19. N x N   B-N3  /  20. Q-K2  Q-B2  /  21.  P-N3  N-K3  /  22.  K-R1  P-B3/ 23. Q-N4  B-B2 /

I made the assumption that past play would by now have given me progress toward achieving an edge but Tillman kept his cool and seemed to have built up confidence.  During some of these moves, Dr. Marchand had made visits to our board and appeared pleased with the situation on the board.  I now found myself spending a lot more time on the next sequence.

24.  B-Q2  K-R2  /  25.  B-R3  N-Q5  / 26. Q-Q1  QR-Q1  /  27. B-B3  B-K3  / 28. B-KN2  B-QB4  /  29.  Q-Q2  P-QN3 /  30. N-Q1  Q-Q2 /.

I found myself with the clock flag having risen and only a speck of white showed on the hour hand as it teetered on the edge of the hour. I realized I was not going to make the time control.

31.  N-K3  R-KB1  /  32.  P-QN4  P x P /  33. B x P  B x B  /  34.  Q x B   Q-QB2  /  35. R-B2   P-QB4  /  36.  Q-Q2  R-Q3 /  37. N-Q5  B x N /  38.  BP x B   R-QR1  /  39. B-R3  R-R3  1-0 my flag fell.

I congratulated Tillman on a very nicely conducted game.  He whispered to me that he was given private lessons by Dr. Marchand. That may be true that his game was improving but he was the one who was playing the game and showed a high degree of confidence.  Maybe that is what makes a good teacher and student!

It is hard to imagine that game was played 33 years ago!

 

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Kindred’s Special: 4th Ultimate Insanity Open cont’d

November 28, 2013

Alex Dunne is well known in the chess world both in correspondence play and over-the-board tournament play.  Occasionally he has ventured from his PA home to journey to Rochester,  NY and play in our tournaments.

White:  Alex Dunne     vs.    Black:   Don Reithel       Opening:  Ruy Lopez –  Berlin Defense

1.  P-K4   P-K4  /  2.  N-KB3   N-QB3  /  3.  B-N5   N-B3   /  4.  O-O  N x P  /  5.  P-Q4   B-K2  /  6.  Q-K2   N-Q3  /  7.  B x N  NP x B /

In my library I have the classic book by Dr. Emmanuel Lasker,  Commonsense in Chess.  I decided to avoid well known lines that Mr. Dunne was probably boned up on for this event and thought I might throw him a bone, catching him off guard.  He is a strong player and I had to have some way to even the tide of battle at least early on.  The worst I could do is lose!  Better is 7…QP x B.

8.  P x P   N-N2

This Knight retreat was favored by Lasker in Commonsense in Chess.  I figured if the world champion thought well of it, then it must be good as a practical weapon.  One thing I forgot is that my time clock seemed to run faster than that of my opponent.  (Only kidding.)

9.  N-Q4   O-O /  10.  B-QB3  B-B4  /  11.  R-Q1  R-K1  /  12.  B-B4   Q-K2  /  13.  N-K4  B x N /   14.  R x B  P-Q4  /  15.  P x P e.p.  P x P  /  16.  R-K1  Q-K3   /  17.  Q-K3   B-Q2  /   18.  N x P  N x N  /   19.  Q x Q  B x Q  /  20.  R x N   B-B4  / 21.  R x R check  R x R / 22. P-B3 B x P 23.  R x P  B-Q6   /  24.  R-Q6   B-B5  / 25.  P-QN3   B-K3   /  26.  R-R6  R-R1  /  27.  B-K3  K-B1  /  28. R x P  R-QB1  /  29.  P-N4  R-B7 /

There was no way for me to stop the  pawns but the rule seems to fit here best–put the Rooks behind the pawns.

30.  P-R4  R-R7   /  31.  P-N5  K-K1   /  32.  P-N6  B-Q4   /  33.  P-R5  Resigns.  The best move here!  I was pooped.

Another battle went into the late afternoon on 6/28/80.  Mr. Everett came up to play from WilksBarre, Pa.  That town produced many fine chess players and known for a variation in the Vienna Opening. Willard played a move new to me and so I was on my own.

White:  Willard Everett     vs.   Black:  Don Reithel       Opening:  Benoni Defense

1.  P-Q4  N-KB3  /  2.  B-N5  P-B4  /  3. B x N   NP x B  /

It is usually a good policy to capture toward the center unlike that of my game with Alex Dunne.  Having given up the bishop to weaken my Kingside pawn structure, it made sense to strive for complications in hopes of taking advantage of those squares the bishop had freely surrendered to me.  Usually my Queen does not get into action so quickly…but

4. P-K3   Q-N3 !  /  5.  N-QB3  P x P  /  6.  Q x P  Q x Q  /  7.  P x Q  B-R3  /  8.  N-Q5   K-Q1  /  9.  B-B4  P-N4 /  10. B-K2  B-QN2 /

Both my bishops sweep the central complex and because my opponent began to take a lot of time felt he may be in a little unfamiliar territory if he had prepared this opening at home.

11.  B-B3  N-B3  /  12.  P-B3  P-B4  /  13.  N-K2  R-QN1  /  14.  N/2-N3   P-K3  /  15.  N-B6   K-K2 /

With the Queens off the board, I felt it was important to activate the King to participate a bit and connect major pieces, the Rooks!

16. N-R5  P-N5  /  17.  O-O   P x P  /  18.  P x P   N-R4  /  19. B x B  R x B /  20. P-KB4  R-QB1 / 21.  KR-K1  R-QN4 / 22. QR-B1  N-B5 /  23. P-QR4  R-Q4  /  24.  R-QN1  N-Q3  /  25. R-QB1  P-B3  /  26. R-K2  K-B2  / 27. N-B1 …0-1.

And here I noticed that my opponent’s flag had fallen.

White:  Don Reithel      vs.   Black:  Craig Wachob    Opening:  Ruy Lopez

1. P-K4  P-K4  / 2. N-KB3  N-QB3  /  3.  B-N5  P-QR3  /  4. B-R4  P-QN4 /  5. B-N3   B-B4  /  6. O-O  P-Q3  / 7. P-B3  B-KN5 /  8. P-KR3  B-R4 / 9. P-Q3  KN-K2  /  10. B-K3  B x B /  11. P x B  O-O  /  12. P-KN4  B-N3  /  13. QN-Q2  Q-Q2  /  14.  N-R4  N-Q1 /  15. N/2-B3  P-KR3 /  16.  Q-K1  P-QB4  / 17. N x B   N x N / 18. Q-N3  Q-K2  /  19. B-Q5  R-B1  /  20. P-KR4  R-K1 / 21. P-R5  N-B1  / 22. P-N5  P x P  / 23. N x P  N/B-K3  /  24.  R-B5  N x N  /  25.  R x N  Q-B3  /  26.  R-N6  Resigns.

The next game on 6/29 must have been a late night past midnight game.  I inexplicably fell asleep during the game and I was wiped out, losing to Mr. Lee, an expert, on time.  If I remember, a small group decided to split the point and catch some sleep.  I was not that bright but Lee seemed quite content to play anyway to my chagrin.

The next game seemed to perk me up; guess I was past exhaustion by then and was getting a second wind. It features a pretty ending.

White:  Don Reithel     vs.   Black:  Moriarty     Opening:  King’s  Indian  Defense

1.  N-KB3  P-QB4   /  2.  P-KN3   N-KB3   /  3.  P-B4   P-KN3   /  4.  B-N2   B-N2  /  5.  N-B3   O-O  /  6.  O-O    N-B3   /   7.   P-Q3    P-N3 / 8. B-Q2   B-N2  /9.  R-N1  N-Q5  /  10.  N-KR4  B x B  /  11.  K x B   P-Q4  /  12. P-K3   N-B3  /  13.  Q-K2  P-Q5  /  14.  N-Q1  P x P / 15. P x P  N-K4  /  16.  N-B2   Q-Q2  /  17.  B-B3   Q-B3 check  /  18. K-N1   N/3-Q2  /  19.  P-K4  P-B4  /  20.  N-R3   P x P  /  21. P x P R x R check  /  22.  R x R   R-KB1 /  23.  N-B4   P-N4   /  24.  N-Q5  R x R check  /  25.  K x R   Q-K3   / 26.  N-B5  Q-B2   /  27. N x P check  K-R1   /  28.  K-N2  P-N5  / 29.  N-Q5  Q-R4  /  30.  N-B4   Q-B2  /   31. P-N3  N-N1  /  32.  N x B   Q x N  /  33.  N-R5   Q-N4  /  34. Q x P  Q x Q  35. B x N check   Resigns.

In the 9th rd. I beat Lee LaFrese  with Black in 42 moves, a Slav Defense.  I repeated a win in the 10th winning from Scott Freeman in a rather irregular type opening.

White:  Don Reithel   vs.  Black:  Scott Freeman   Opening:  Irregular

1.  P-K4  P-QN3  / 2.  N-KB3  B-N2  /  3. B-Q3  P-N3  /  4. P-B3   B-N2  /  5. Q-K2  P-K3  /  6. O-O  P-Q3 /

I got the impression that Scott was trying to lure me into an artificial attack but I was happy to simply play solid moves with some central control.  Still, the type of opening seems to suggest a dynamic structure that could prove a serious threat in the middle game.  I always gave little credence to ratings and this young man’s rating of 1736 was likely to be underrated as many teens aspire to prove themselves on the field of battle and mentally I thought probably one could add another 100 points to it.

7.  B-B2  N-Q2 / 8.  P-Q4  P-KR3  /  9.  P-KR3  N-K2  / 10. R-K1  P-KN4 /  11. QN-Q2  P-K4  / 12.  N-B1  N-N3  / 13. N-N3  N-B5 / 14. B x N NP x B /  15. N-B5  Q-B3 / 16. P-QR4  R-KN1 /

My love for the games of Alexander Alekhine gave me recognition of the need to play either in the center or seek Queenside expansion in meeting such an aggressive launch of a Kingside assault.

17. K-R2  N-B1  /  18.  P-R5  B-B1 /  19. P x NP  B x N  /  20.  P x B  BP x P  /  21.  P x P    P x P  /  22.  N x P  K-Q1  /  23. QR-Q1 check  K-B2  / 24. Q-B4 check  K-N2  /  25. B-K4 check  K-N1  /

Black suddenly experiences the wrath that comes from my square count theory.

26.  R-Q8 check  Q x R  /  27.  N-B6 check  K-B1 /  28. N x Q  K x N  /  29. B x R  P-B6  /  30.  Q x P  B-K4 check /  31. R x B  R x P check /  32.  K-R1  Resigns.

The 11th round found me facing Buffalo area expert George Krauss rated at the time 2052 which was high for our region as ratings go. There were many class players and a handful of experts; I had never played George before.

White:  George Krauss   vs.  Black:  Don Reithel   Opening:  Four Knights Game/ Rubinstein’s counterattack system

1. P-K4  P-K4  /  2.  N-KB3  N-QB3 /  3.  N-B3  N-B3 /  4. B-N5  N-Q5!? /

As far as I can remember I never played the Four Knights Game before but remembered a game from my library featuring the games of the great A. Rubinstein.  We were both battling for a share of the prize fund and I am sure I felt deflated when he played 3. N-B3 which my face probably shown the displeasure of having to battle this system; and so I grit my teeth and said I am going to go for it post haste! My next series partly was inspired by my s/c theory on chess play.

5.  B-R4  B-B4  /  6. N x P  O-O  /  7.  N-Q3  B-N3  /  8.  O-O  P-Q4 / 9. N x P  N x P  /  10.  N-B4  P-QB3  /  11. N x B  P x N  / 12. P-QB3  P-QN4  /  13.  B-B2  N X B  /  14. Q x N  B-B4  /  15. P-Q3  N-B3  /  16. R-Q1  R-K1  /  17. B-K3  N-N5  /  18. Q-Q2  Q-R5  /  19. P-KR3  N-K4  /  20. B-Q4  P-B3  / 21. B x N  P x B  /  22. N-K2  QR-Q1  /  23.  Q-K3   Q-B3  /  24. N-N3  B-N3 /  25. N-K4  Q-B2 /

White had fallen into time trouble five moves or so and now the clock was building up pressure for hurried moves.  Both of our clock flags were raising.

26. P-R4   P x  P  /  27. Q-N1  Q-N6  / 28. Q x Q check  P x Q  /  29. K-B1  R-Q4  / 30. K-K2  R/1-Q1  0-1 We both realized that White’s flag had fallen at some point!

The final 12th round game versus Ted Flowerday  (1944) was a classic battle of a King’s Indian and was drawn in 38 moves.

White:  Don Reithel   vs.  Black:  T. Flowerday   Opening:  King’s Indian Defense

1. N-KB3  N=KB3  / 2.  P-Q4  P-KN3  / 3. P-KN3  B-N2  /  4.  B-N2  O-O  /  5. P-B4  P-B4  / 6. O-O  P x P  / 7. N x P  N-B3  / 8. N-QB3  Q-N3  /  9.  N-B2  P-Q3  /  10.  Q-Q2  B-Q2  /  11.  P-N3  N-QN5  /12.  N-K3  B-B3  / 13.  B-N2  B x B / 14. N x B  N-R3  / 15. N-Q5 N x N/ 16. B x B  K x B  /  17. Q x N   N-B2  /  18. Q-Q2  N-K3  /  19. QR-Q1  Q-B4  /  20. Q-N2 check  K-N1  / 21. R-Q5  Q-B3 /  22. N-K3  P-B4  / 23. Q-Q2  N-N4  / 24. P-B3  QR-Q1  /  25. N x P  N-R6 check /  26. K-N2  R x N  /  27. R x R  P x R /  28. K x N  P-Q4  / 29. Q-N5 check  Q-N3  / 30. Q x Q check  P x Q  Draw agreed on move 38.

So ends this marathon devised in the brilliant mind of the tournament director, Eddy Frumkin, my good pal!  Ed finished college and moved east where he could continue to help keep guys and gals pushing wood over the 64-squares.  I finished my AIB studies when    mom passed away in 1981 and soon after Mrs. Marchand introduced me to my future wife.  We were married in 1984. She scolded me for procrastinating too much about moves in my chess games but that is another story.

Time to put the men in the box!  Adios for now!

Kindred’s Special: 4th Ultimate Insanity Open

November 28, 2013

THIS CRAZY TOURNAMENT THAT EDWARD FRUMKIN INITIATED IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 was a wild and wooly 12- round event over a weekend!  I guess you have to be some kind of ‘chess-nut’ to enter such a grueling event.  The rules were that you had to play morning, afternoon and through the night time with a limited amount of time for breaks and rest.

One may ask intelligently enough why in heck I would take the following game for presenting to you because it is not a good game.  But I hope you will come to agree that even a badly played game by a novice from this event will prove worthwhile and a learning experience. You see, I do not go just with great battles fought but try to present examples where a lesson can be extracted to illustrate how to and how not to play chess.

White:  Don Reithel       vs.     Black:  D.K. anon   Opening:  Sicilian Defense

1.  P-K4  P-QB4 /  2.  N-KB3   N-QB3  /  3.  P-Q4   P x P  /  4.  P-B3   P x P  /  5.  N x P   P-K4  /  6.  B-QB4  P-B3 ?

This move is meant to defend the square and pawn that occupies the center complex and blocks the white pawn from advancing.  The purpose is to stop expansion in that sector and defend the pawn.  Yet, the move is weak as we shall see.

7.  O-O   B-B4??

On the surface this move seems to fit into my square count theory but is a very bad choice.

8.  B x N   R x B

Now, to this young man, he has captured a piece aimed at his own King-side and probably learned that bishops are better than knights in the exchange of things.   But lo and behold, he now sees the logic of white provoking the exchange.

9.  Q-Q5!

This is a classic example of two pieces attacked simultaneously where either one or the other will be lost.  The question of course is what should be the best of a bad situation? Remember I said that making the best of a bad situation may offer at some point in the game a chance to recoup.  So what should Black do now?  He chooses again the worst.  Why?  Because he reasons that since he is going to lose something, he may as well make the best of a bad situation.

9….B x P check    / 10.  R x B   R-B1

So, Black decides to give up the bishop and at least grab a pawn in the bargain.  Not so bright.  Why?  The exchange now has given White another half open file! with better square count and a centralized Queen.  Had he played instead, say….9…R-B1  10.  Q x B, then his chances to develop a better defensive position would be possible and he could conceivably find with a few weak turns by White to give a fair account of himself.

11.  B-K3   P-QR3  /  12.  B-B5   R-B2  /  13.  R-Q1

In his eagerness to build up square count, he omits a tactical shot by 13. N-KN5 but follows the rule that one should develop all pieces to fit into an attack where practical.  He sees no hurry although now Black could have prevented what comes next.

13. …. P-QN3

He has the right idea of trying to develop his Queenside but lacks sufficient coverage of all his weak squares.  13. … P-R3 to defend this inroad KN5 square probably will prove insufficient.

14.  N-KN5  Resigns.

This is meant for the novice to show that developing moves and defensive pawn play must be developed by practice and study.  Even where serious miscues are made in a game, diligent thought and critical analysis of a given situation often offers some remedy if acted upon quickly enough.

This game illustrates the exposure of two pieces, even though far apart on the board, can be skewered, leading to a loss of material.

Kindred’s Special: The Holiness of Feasts

November 24, 2013

A three-in-one festival written for the Jews for Jesus newsletter by David Brickner relates the common bond that November 28th will be both the  celebration of our Thanksgiving as well as being the first day and night of Hanukkah.  These two holidays coincided only once before 125 years ago and will not appear together for many generations into the future.  He believes these two festival celebrations spring from that of a third called Sukkot (sueCoat), the Feast of Tabernacles, the last and greatest of the seven biblical feasts commanded in Leviticus 23–a time for rejoicing and giving thanks for the autumn harvest season.

My readers know my interest in historical backgrounds which often invade the field of chess.  I do not know if our celebration of Thanksgiving that originated with the religious colonists to remember the Lord and give thanks for survival in the New World a lot to do with the Bible’s history of feasts but certainly it is an additional event that people share thanks for family, love, respect and honoring the blessing bestowed on us all by our Father in heaven.

Feasts have become common to celebrate at such times as marriages and births of children in local settings–those events that effect the life adventure of FAMILY, CHURCH and NATION.

What I know for certain what our Thanksgiving feast which we celebrate annually on the last Thursday of November is for two blessings. The result of which is not only the filling of our tummies but more importantly the spiritual blessings the Father has provided his flock.  If you think of a nut for example, the shell and meat of the inner kernel–that which distinguishes physical being with that of the soul.

The festive spirit dwelling within us finds a host of celebrations.  The chance for exhibiting talent for diverse table settings around which families gather, many alike and others having talents to display for unique specialties and decorations. It is also a time to remember those less fortunate and often absent from families.  It is a time to reflect; it is time to give thanks for our blessings.

Kindred’s Special Report: YAF–Islam is not a religion of peace!!

November 12, 2013

I got that from the horse’s mouth!  Well, it is from Nonie Darwish who wishes to warn my readers and myself of how the American government for the sake of political correctness continues to violate the statutes of the Constitution “to protect the people from radical nuts” if you want to update to an ultramodern definition.

She says she lives from personal experience.

She turned to the delight of Christianity and became a proud American having lived as a youth in the grips of being classed as a radical Muslim.  “My Islamic teachers taught me to hate America, that it was her holy duty to kill others in the name of Jihad. And now, what I see happening in America scares me to my very core.”

The so-called American Left opens its arms to embrace this hate-filled religious Muslim offshoot, proudly honoring such a decision as being politically correct. And the generosity of the media in all its liberal glory hail it so.  Liberals pander to the powerful and wealthy Muslim organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA).

Young people world-wide and sadly also found in America are trained by Islamists to hate, kill, and show disgust for Christian values. The evidence is in the pudding which many want to deny of killings and destroying Christian believers.  (See my earlier column on this.)

She writes in YAF that as a child in Egypt, she was taught to hate Israel, hate the West, and especially hate America.  That literally means to hate the folks we love and our families.

When she was eight years-old President Nasser came to her home and sat each brother, sister and her on his lap.  Her father, a military officer had been killed and asked if they were willing to murder Jews for revenge.

Thankfully, her mother sent her to Catholic high school where she learned that life was not about hating. She went on to study at the American University in Cairo, and for the first time, she truly saw what was going on around her.

The radical Muslim government controlled the people with their lies, the media covered up their lies, the government kept the people poor and dependent, and the bold-thirst for Jihad gave radicals cause to perpetrate every atrocity imaginable.

These Muslim extremists have gained a foothold in America.  States like New Hampshire have combat training for their young rebels. They do not seek becoming a part of the American culture or melting pot as did many immigrants.  No, these nuts want an America where political correctness affords them protection to advance their oppressive ideology.

Just look at the events of the near past here in America:

  • Fort Hood massacre where the shooter screamed out ALLAHU AKBAR!  ALLAH IS GREAT;
  • Boston Marathon bombers who ruined one of American joys and lives of many innocents;
  • Two Minnesota University students (Abdisalam Ali and Mohamoud Hassan) traveled to Somalia to fight and die due to their twisted sense of brainpower, adding just two more kooks to the furnace of the Devil worshippers.

We live in a Republic where our values differ greatly.  It behooves the American citizen and those who wish to study from other lands in our universities to develop strong character and a desire for truth, respect and honor as our students mature into adulthood.

People actions dealing with a wide ranging and a huge number of groups require astute analysis of those worth becoming a part of. Life can be good and wholesome or it can be a path to a deadening of character and shortchanging life prospects for fullness.

 

 

Kindred’s Special: Endgame

November 4, 2013

Books have dealt with endgame chess positions in three categories: tournament, match, and chess problems.  In fact, whole books have been devoted to chess puzzles in endgame play as well to aid players with a sense for achieving positive results, whether it be winning, drawing, or a  fighting effort in losing positions.  But this term endgame is sometimes applied to the strategies seen in politics.  For the political endgame is as mysterious to the average reader of literature, both as regards the game of chess as well as the purpose of the political BEAST in accomplishing a planned execution of both mental and physical proportion by the term “RESULT” which can translate to the terms, CHECKMATE, DRAW, LOSS.

The boring nature of politics certainly is charged when such terminology is applied to the political scene and recent commentary on TV I notice has seen commentators and analysts murder the context of chess terms to the political discussion on more than a few occasions.  One term I wish to apply here by example is ENDGAME.

Just what is the ENDGAME dynamic?  For this discussion I apply the logic that those engaged in political maneuvering do so with the sole purpose of confusing and or misleading the audience and painting a picture that is subject to interpretation. It can be a media strategy.  Case in  point is when the media elite liberals hit every news outlet with the same silly phrases that expose them for the sham artists they are on behalf of the elite liberal mindset.  For me, a conservative, it is a laughable joke if it were not so potent a powerful tool in their hands.  Why?  Because the American people are used to instant gratifications and snippets with little patience for using their brains.  A perfect example is FOX NEWS where the reporter interviews the street and the stupidities of 90 per cent of answers tell the story of little interest or knowledge in being able to intelligently discuss the issues or know who the vice president or even the president is.  The ten percent who possess a full grasp of the issues of the day are always conservative republicans or independents in most cases.  Shame on the liberal establishment and voter apathy.

As analysts it is necessary to see the dynamic of the endgame because in its cloak of mystery is found the essence of political discord and the underlying as well as hidden agenda of the elite who champion the cause of all citizens in their own minds as to how Americans should live, survive and die in a lifetime of turmoil that seems to ever increase as Americans today have more and more of their individual freedoms stripped in the name of Uncle Sam knows best.

Kindred’s Special: Sideswiped

November 3, 2013

The two week delay was caused by both illness and a nasty virus that attacked my computer.