Profoundly Loved & A Good Fence

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I'd like to take a moment to thank Moriah Peters from Home on the Erie Canal for nominating me for the Profoundly Loved tag.  Below are Moriah's questions and my answers.    

Follow Jesus

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Not long ago, I was evaluating my performance so far in life.  I'm a competitive person, but I usually have sense enough to compete against myself by topping past goals and checking off to-do lists.
  For a moment though, I started to think about where I stand compared with the rest of the world.  

Liebster Award from Kelpie

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I'd like to take a moment to thank  Kelpie from Created by the Created for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is a way of learning more about fellow bloggers by asking them questions.  I've answered Kelpie's questions below.
1. What is your favorite (non Biblical) quote?

2015 Iowa Class Championships

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Iowa Class Championships were held on March 21st in conjunction with the state championship event, the Iowa Closed, at the Physicians' Clinic in Cedar Rapids.  This year I played in Class B (U1800).  Papa and Daniel played in Class C (U1600), and my youngest sister played in Class D (U1400).
Before the first round, I played a blitz game with my sister, and then two other (awesome) participants agreed to join us for a few games of bughouse.  Soon pairings were posted.  The time control was 75 minutes per player with a 5 second delay per move.  My first opponent was Nathan Chen (1444).