Sunday, May 15, 2022

When Is Father's Day Weekend 2022?


Male ducks sunbathing for Father's Day in Irvine, CA.  © Evan's Studio

When Is Father's Day Weekend 2022?

Father's Day weekend is on Sunday, June 19th, 2022. Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the United States.

How Did Father's Day Start?

History.com says that Father's Day started after a West Virginia church sponsored a Sunday sermon - the first national event "explicitly in honor of fathers..." The one time event honored the men lost in the 1907 Monongah mining disaster.

The year after, Sonora Smart Dodd successfully campaigned to make Father's Day a statewide holiday in Washington on June 19, 1910. 

 When Did Father's Day Become A National Holiday?

Father's Day became a national holiday in the United States in 1972.

Father's Day Gift Ideas:

Monday, May 9, 2022

Philippine Election 2022

This shot was taken at the former home of the onetime Philippine President, Ferdinand E. Marcos.  It shows a view of his backyard and the Paoay Lake in the distance.  The property was later turned into a museum after Marcos fled the country amidst widespread corruption allegations. © Evan's Studio
This shot was taken at the former home of the onetime Philippine President, Ferdinand E. Marcos.  It shows a view of his backyard and the Paoay Lake (Ilocos Norte) in the distance.  The property was later turned into a museum named the Malacañang of the North after Marcos fled the country amidst widespread corruption allegations. © Evan's Studio, 2014

Stay up to date on the Philippine election of 2022 with live updates from the New York Times

The presidential election puts the son of Ferdinand Marcos (Bongbong Marcos) up against Leni Robredo - the two main candidates.

UPDATE: on May 13th, 2022 Leni Robredo admitted to defeat in the 2022 Philippine presidential election. In her speech, given at Ateneo de Manila University, she did not mention her opponent by name. 

The election results were called into question after allegations of buying votes and ballot machine malfunctions. Disinformation and corruption have long been a part of the Philippine political landscape & Robredo mentioned the “massive machinery to spread hate and lies,” in her speech.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Top 3 Steps You Need To Know To Improve Your Chess Game Right Now

Two white pawns, one protecting the other, on a wooden chess board. © Evan's Studio, 2022.
 Two white pawns, one protecting the other, on a wooden chess board. © Evan's Studio, 2022

I have been teaching chess classes for several years now. 

The top 3 steps you need to know to improve your chess game right now are:

1. Play more games. 

In general, the more you do something, the easier it becomes. Playing chess online is a simple way to take advantage of today's technology.

2. Review your games after playing them.  

What could you have done better? What mistakes did you make? Why did you make them?

3. Practice solving chess puzzles on a daily basis. 

Puzzles will help you see the board better, recognize patterns, and think tactically. 

If you need any chess supplies click here to see what what is available on Amazon. (*Amazon Affiliate program link. Evan's Studio earns a small commission if the user clicks on the link and makes a purchase. This doesn't affect the price you pay for the product & helps support Evan's Studio.)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Those Were Good Times

I made this movie for my video production class in 2017. 

My dad - Paul Z. Kissner - describes how he spent his summers growing up in NYC. 

RIP 1940-2019.
 
Music: Tough Talking, Moving Fast and the Sun is Here by William Newman
 
 
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