I started playing chess when I was in Boy Scouts. The other guys and I would challenge each other during campouts. I don't get the chance to play in person very often, because not many of my close friends and family play it. I like Chess.com for the chance to interact with other people and keep up my skills.
I live in Ohio with my small family (wife, daughter, dog). I work as a doctoral student in the field of biblical studies, specializing in Pentateuchal law.