Archive for 2009

Flying (Part II)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Watch Wingsuits In Action

Throughout the one hundred plus years of aviation history, accidents and fatalities have played an inevitable role. In the early years […]

Why Not Chess?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Poker vs Chess

Nothing drives me crazier than the cliche reasons people use to explain why chess cannot appeal to the masses. Why is it that Joe Sixpack plays […]

Time To Play

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Watch Sayde Play The Ruy Lopez

Sayde is now 27 months old. Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about ranks, files, and diagonals. I soon came to realize […]

It Happened In 1997

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Watch Roberto Carlos Freekick

A sharp report erupts as two pieces of hardened plastic clash together. A dull thud follows and one body disappears into another […]

Flying (Part I)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Picture by Karin Shaw

Teaching another human being to fly is a great privilege and a serious responsibility. When a student learns how to fly, he  or she sits […]

The Wheat Problem

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The Wheat Problem

Chess is inextricably linked with Mathematics. Ibn Khallikān, an Arabic scholar was one of the first  to use the chess board in a math problem […]


Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Persistence in the face of failure can be a hard fought battle against one’s inner state of being. A flush of adrenaline and a rise in blood pressure make it […]

The Pieces

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Watch Sayde Learning Chess

Learning to identify the different chess pieces, the board they stand on, and their individual roles, are the first steps to mastering the great game.

Stanley Kubrick

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Film Clip from

The great Stanley Kubrick is best known for the movies he directed, such as: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Clockwork Orange […]

Dr. Feynman Explains

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

One of the best known scientists of the 20th century, the physicist Richard Feinman, won a Nobel Prize for his theory on quantum electrodynamics.

Editorial Guidelines

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009


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Elegance Restored

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Photo by Flickr User: Manuela~

A short exposé examining why so many chess websites have rudimentary “front-end” designs. Published on EzineArticles to promote My Chess Everyday.

Introducing Sayde

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Sayde's Audition Tape

On August 23rd, 2007 my whole world was turned upside down as my wife gave birth to our daughter Sayde. This fragile helpless being depended on us for her every need.

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