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One Down, 47 To Go

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

So yesterday wasn’t all that bad. A 13-hour day, sure, and getting into the swing of things again took some time, but all in all a pretty good day. And I guess we did an OK job as I didn’t see too much hatred of our coverage on the poker forums. There was a post…
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Here We Go

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I’m sitting here next to Change100 inside the Amazon Room, waiting for the start of the first event of the 2008 World Series of Poker. "I’m in denial," Change said as we tried to get our heads around the fact that we’re doing this AGAIN. Seven weeks covering the biggest event of poker, seven weeks…
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First Bad Beat of the WSOP

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

After my Dad drove me to the airport and I made it through security I had a nice breakfast and headed for my gate. To wait, for about an hour and a half. I hadn’t been to bed, the adrenaline rush of starting the journey had worn off and I got severe head-bobs as I…
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The All-Nighter

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Why bother going to bed when I had to be up at 4AM to drive to my folks house so my Dad could ride me to the airport? It was just past midnight, I was still sifting through items to take or leave. I decided to take my telephoto lens, the one I affectionately call…
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If You Want Perspective Just Open Your Eyes

Monday, May 26th, 2008

The other day I wrote about how I got a pleasant surprise when I opened a letter I got from the IRS. But not every piece of correspondence from the federal government is good news. The other day I read an article written by Colby Buzzell, who served in the Iraq and wrote a book…
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Prepping For Vegas

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Last year during the WSOP I played a fair bit of video poker, and not because I’m some borderline degenerate gambler. No, I’m a borderline degenerate alcoholic, and playing video poker up at the Rio sports book meant I got to drink for free while I nursed the bill I fed the machine and watched…
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Logistics

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

I took Ernie to the vet yesterday for an oil change and after he was done yowling in agony I shuttled him to my parents’ house. For the next 7 weeks he’s on vacation–all those windows to look out of, that chipmunk to stalk, he’ll even get some time out on the deck to lay…
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Oh, THAT’S Why It’s Called Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (whew) tonight and the best part of the experience was the preview for Get Smart. I would happily sit in a theater for two hours watching Anne Hathaway dig a latrine. But tonight’s feature? It was, well, kinda awful, in an occasionally stirring…
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Too Much (Deleted) Perspective

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The other day I wrote about the difficulties of photographing my friends’ wedding. Then I read something at Jason Kottke’s blog about a wedding photographer in China who was photographing a wedding in Sichuan province…just as the earthquake hit. The pictures are profoundly disturbing–there’s a shot of the church disintigrating that reminded me of 9/11….
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Evil Vs. Evil

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Two of the cruelest dictatorships in the history of mankind locked in a struggle of unimaginable violence and horror. That so many millions had to suffer because of the megolomania and viciousness of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and their dread minions is enough to…
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