Thursday, August 14, 2008

I need a chess vacation

No ... I don't need a vacation from chess ... I need a chess vacation.

I just read an article tonight about how US workers get fewer vacation days than medieval European peasants! One research assistant of this study dubbed the United States the "No-Vacation Nation"

This same article suggests that "staycations" where you stay home and "relax" are not good enough to re-fuel the brain. Instead it suggests "activity vacations such as hiking, canoeing, chess or some other activity that challenges the brain in new ways."