Writing The Land: On Poetry and Place

Writing The Land is a poetry project collaboration between poets and protected lands. I received an invite to participate in this project to write poems in support of environmental conservancy. I was paired with the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve -- a protected range of the Blue Ridge mountains between Aldie and Broad [...]

By |2023-09-21T02:52:07+00:00September 21st, 2023|Chess, Community|0 Comments

A Strategic Plan for Chess in Shenandoah Valley 2024-2029

Great news to share: I have resumed chess teaching and organizing on a weekly basis in the Shenandoah Valley. I am also completing a master's degree in organizational leadership at Shenandoah University. Being part of the SU community has been amazing, and with the much support from faculty and friends, I am glad to [...]

By |2023-09-19T02:21:26+00:00September 19th, 2023|Chess, Community|0 Comments

Chess is on hold, but will return.

Since 2013 I have played and facilitated chess activities on very active scale. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put much on hold. I tremendously miss teaching, and I look forward to organizing chess meetings again when it is safe to do so. The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is in solid financial standing and has [...]

By |2021-01-10T02:22:33+00:00September 19th, 2020|Chess, Community|0 Comments

When I Play A Game of Chess

Yes, in 1966 the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (commonly known as FIDE or World Chess Federation) designated July 20 as a day of international celebration for the Royal Game. Last week, I was flipping through an old chess book of mine when I found a handwritten paper containing some general thoughts on chess. I [...]

By |2020-05-17T06:20:15+00:00February 7th, 2019|Chess|0 Comments