Victory is mine!
After what, six winters of sitting beside the wood stove, I finally think to turn my big wicker chair so that my back is to the stove, thereby getting massive heat, even heat coverage for my neck and shoulders.
Great improvement, as measured by cracking noises from bones, and so forth. I have an ache in my left shoulder that I really feel when I type for many hours, and this new system seems to improve it. Time to throw more logs on the fire for my next break.