3 min readJul 3, 2022


Kit’s 2022 Featured Followers —April to June

I’ve been publishing these featured followers in my Gotta Minute publication. My first time doing this was to celebrate my 1st year on Medium. I followed this up by encouraging Medium writers to “curate” one another. Instead of doing this monthly, I’ll “curate” those who follow me during the calendar quarter who have fewer than 400 followers of their own. Check out others I’ve curated in Gotta Minute.

Livewelljax with 2 followers

So why is it so easy to complain? I guess it’s human nature to be negative, to see the worst in things. For some, it’s a little easier than others. And maybe there’s something within us that has to always be right. — The antidote to surviving a relationship

Luke Visser with 21 followers

Horton suggests that the rise of board games is somehow tied to the rise of social media. He suggests that the contrast between the ultra high tech of our everyday lives and the analog or low-tech of the board game world depicts a sort of rebellion against the isolating trends of social media. “People crave that social connection — which makes this genre completely different than video games,” said Horton.

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Billy Ombima with 65 followers

If there’s one thing that club players do wrong, they keep their chess knowledge in their heads instead of on paper. You need to engage your tactile sense to help you memorize quickly. You can use drawings or flow diagrams to help you remember a process or a sequence. The same applies to pattern recognition. Pattern recognition is one of the most efficient ways to learn and remember the game. The first step when studying chess is to identify a pattern from one or two moves out, then work backward until you can see how each move fits into the overall pattern. — The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Chess Players

Isabel Knight with 193 followers

Writing everything down like this frees up some space in your brain. We started out with David Allen’s idea that your brain is for having ideas rather than holding them. When you write everything down, you tie those balloons to the page so you don’t have to hold onto them anymore. You’d think that letting go of helium balloons would make you feel heavier, but that’s where my analogy falls apart. You’ll feel lighter. Your brain will feel emptier. Taking a break lets your brain enjoy…




Married 25 years. Retired SAS programmer from Statistics Canada. Member of Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites since 2008. Love chess..