Checkmate in Black & White


In this day and age, violence is taking our cities by storm.  Most of our newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and TV programs are plagued with different categories of violence.  The cause of this violence is complex.  There are no easy answers to end the malaise.  I have one suggestion though—going back to traditional family values.

We are trying very hard to help “The Twisters” grow as healthy as possible. In order to consolidate family values within The Twisters’ family, we thought it was a good idea to give them a game of Backgammon and Chess so they could play with their parents.

I was a lousy Chess player, but Abdiel has a good mind and absorbs information like a sponge.  His father also has a knack for strategy games.

Below are several pictures of chess pieces which I captured before turning over the game to The Twisters.  Here we go.

Snapshot of several pieces of a chess game which was recently given to The Twisters to activate their brain muscles. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of spending time with your kids.  The family is the backbone of our societies.  We have to stop the alarming rates of divorces, leaving behind confused kids bouncing back and forth like ping-pong balls.  Practicing traditional family values is a good start.  Good Day.

3 thoughts on “Checkmate in Black & White”

  1. Yes, to all you said about family values. And the games we spend time playing make a difference, too. Some “violent” games, like Whack-a-Mole, are more fun than anything else. But far too many video games make violence seem normal. Not a good thing.

    The photos are great. The fifth one down is my favorite!

  2. I agree about staying away from extremely violent video games like “Mortal Combat” and so forth. I prefer more traditional games like Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Monopoly, Backgammon or Chess. They activate your thinking juices.

    For your information, I used PicMonkey to edit the pictures. Something odd happened to my Pixlr software, so I had to use my “spare tire” to keep doing my thing.

    Today is a National Holiday in Panama. To make a long weekend, government decided to replace November 28th, Independence Day from Spain in 1821 with a Monday. People have more time to travel to the countryside and spend some money in these areas. Some people like the idea, others don’t. I keep my lips sealed. 🙂

    Warm Regards,

    Omar.-

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