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More of the OX

There’s no way to sidestep the fact that I learned the fine art of poker from the kids in the old Oxford games – dealing and playing. In those days there wasn’t a sophisticated network of poker tournaments that brought … Continue reading

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More of the past – Montana Daze

A little bit of a run down memory lane this last week and I felt the need to add more to the story line.  Somewhere in these pages is a description of the OX.  The high, grease and smoke stained … Continue reading

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Revisiting the past

I recently put up a post that had a bit of the old Montana days in it. That’s where my head is at today.  Thinking back on some of the insanity of those games and how a quiet little mouse … Continue reading

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Feels like fall

How weird is that?  It’s the middle of August, usually the time the desert seriously puts the heat on — and yet — it feels like fall this early morning. I took the dog and me out to the desert … Continue reading

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Thunder storm + Dog = All Hell

WARNING:  No poker content! My poor dog had an almost 14 hour tiz running over the thunder and lightning show the desert put on last night.  Personally, I enjoyed the show and the storm.  But she was sedated…I have those … Continue reading

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The art of sleep

Sleeping is a disturbed state of mind sometimes.  Yah, I usually have a disturbed state of mind but it’s occasionally worse when I try to find the release of the conscious mind and let it drift off into the unconscious … Continue reading

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Ground level

Some days the energy it takes to stand erect just isn’t available. But I did better than that, I even walked.  SWEET!  It’s been a rough few weeks.  I haven’t felt like I could muster much energy and couldn’t seem … Continue reading

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The trouble with poker

Everything changes from day to day.  Not the poker hands of course.  Over the course of poker history it would be impossible to calculate how many times a particular hand got beat by a particular hand.  But with the ever … Continue reading

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A clean miss

Opting for a post every day for a month has failed.  I missed yesterday and one other one a week ago.  That doesn’t mean I’m giving up.  I could just sneakily go back and change posting dates and then I … Continue reading

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The more it changes…

The more it stays the same…or so we’re told through the eons of mankind moving through the cycle of life. That thought kicked in as the current run of poker greats starts its move through the cycle.

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