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Chess and the power of psychology

What does it take to win tournaments, to become a champ? "You must have mastered the necessary skills" is the obvious answer but is it enough? 455 more words

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Spring is Almost Here!

Can it really be almost a month since my last post? Oh, that’s shameful! There have been lots of changes and happenings around here and the time has just flown by. 288 more words

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Wordless Wednesday

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A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

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Black Beluga, the Caviar of Lentils

Striking in appearance, black beluga lentils are said to be the caviar of lentils. Tiny, round and black jewels, they glisten when they’re cooked and look a lot like beluga caviar, the most prized of all caviar varieties.    427 more words

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Stuff That Isn't What You Think

On Friday I received a voicemail. It was a man named Mark who identified himself as a social worker calling from the Memorial City Hospital emergency room. 430 more words

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Soo many of them.

I love my dogs but sometimes I do wonder :-) They can be so smart sometimes figuring out how to open up doors and how to rob the food sack without me knowing it or to steal my socks and hide them so I can’t find them. 496 more words

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