This was Bear's third lesson working on staying calm and listening around distractions. Look at that boy doing a calm sit-stay only a few feet away from giant geese and tons of ducks. He's only eight months old and was a handful when we started. His owners have been putting in the work though and he is like a different dog from when I met him a month or two ago. #lessonsinthepark#hotdogtraining#distractions#heartoftexasdogtraining
Nahshon, Chess Teacher extraordinaire, in Washington Square Park. As our lesson proceeded, Nahshon told me that his name is Hebrew for “prince, comforter, foreteller, and chief ruler of my people.” A Jew from Montezuma, Georgia, his grandmother, who, he says, “Taught me how to be," observed Passover and the Sabbath.
On the topic of Moses and the Ten Commandments Nahshon said, “God gave us laws, not religion. To discover the truth is the most powerful thing in the world." _____________________
As for the game at hand, Nahshon told me that “The secret to chess is in the opening.” Go meet him yourself and benefit from his clear, concise, and concrete lessons in this game of strategy and tactics, determination and decisiveness.