Greetings fellow chessnuts. This blog is much like my middle game... almost nonexistent. Nevertheless, here is a little about me.
My name is Greg, I'm half a century old and then some, I live in middle Tennessee, and I love chess although I'm not very good. In fact, I'm not even a little bit good but I really do want to improve my game. However, despite my best efforts and years of practice, I have not gotten better. If anything, I have gotten worse. My online rating here on chess.com has dropped 100 points or so from what it was just a few years back when I joined. I think I know more about chess, but my rating does not reflect it. It might be that I'm not capable of getting better, but I still have hope and study when time allows. Occasionally I will blindly and unknowingly make a good move, but it's rare. I use the tactics trainer here on chess.com, watch instructive videos on YouTube, work on my end game when time allows, and play in daily matches. I'm always up for a game so challenge me if you want a good laugh.
When I'm not playing chess I am often dabbling in one of my other many hobbies. Birding (what used to be called birdwatching), beekeeping, gardening, and amateur radio take up a lot of my spare time. I also belong to several volunteer organizations and generally enjoy being outdoors.
Finally, some of you have asked about my screen name. It's an anagram of my first and last names.