Yesterday – 911 all over again

I had big plans to be here and then I ran headfirst into the bad news of the Connecticut shooting and suddenly my eyes couldn’t do anything but close.  But closing them didn’t stop the tears.  I couldn’t stand the thought of parents being called and those that heard the news leaving for the school as fast as they could while they were praying one of those kids wasn’t theirs. Continue reading

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Did I know Lou Krieger

It seemed like a very short time ago Lou Krieger posted on Facebook that he had cancer and was undergoing treatment. But only a few months later the post came informing the world that a great poker teacher, writer, friend, and all-around nice guy had passed on. Continue reading

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Just a coupla thoughts

Yes, I do still have thoughts. Some days there are so many in the air around me I can barely contain them, other days, neh, not so much going on. I find myself wondering what teeth would say to us if we listened. Strange thought huh? I have one tooth right now that is saying, “If you so much as touch me or move me or chew on me, I’m going to hurt you for hours. The kind of hurt that only huge amounts of great drugs or a dentist can put an end to. You got it?” Continue reading

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Goodbye all you birds – it is Thanksgiving

You know which ones you are, the ones that are plucked and stuffed and ready to be put in the oven for tomorrow’s gigantic gorge-out day in the USA. Happy Bird Day everyone! Continue reading

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The Loop Stops Here

The election is over – Thank you GOD! – and I really thought I’d get here much sooner, just to express my appreciation that we were done with it. But we aren’t. People seem to be more hatefully divided in politics than I can ever remember. Continue reading

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Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life!

NOT! The hopeless, miserable bastards in our society need a life sentence of their own poison. It takes a certain class of people to destroy something for everyone, but they’re out there, disguised and lurking as your next door neighbor, your boss or coworker, even your relatives…but let’s hope it’s not you. Read on, you’ll get the picture. Continue reading

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Thinking – that could be a stand-alone mistake – Howard Lederer and Full Tilt Poker

I’m sure that no matter how much I put into this, or leave out on purpose, when I’m done, I will find something I should have said – and perhaps a better order of organization to start the ramble, but here it is. Continue reading

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Howard Lederer Tells all to PokerNews.com

Well maybe not all…but a lot.  Get ready to find out where ‘the professor’ has been the last two years (not necessarily physically, DingDong) and perhaps what his next move is – or isn’t going to be.

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Flashback to 2005 – deck of cards of World Champions

Perhaps one should never go back and start sifting through old documents, letters, emails, or any snippets of history that can wrap the ‘need to know’ somewhere in the base of your skull and send it throughout your entire nervous system. Continue reading

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A sad anniversary

I had planned to be back before now with some kind of post – not necessarily poker, not necessarily life, content to be determined as my brain picks up speed. Stop laughing. Continue reading

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