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One Month In

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

As Reese’s due date approached I kept wondering how it would all play out. Lindsay telling me that it was time, the drive to the hospital, the hours of labor and our daughter introducing herself to the world. But I expected that events wouldn’t follow exactly as I scripted it in my mind, and no,…
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The Home Stretch

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

So, the last nine months. On New Year’s Day the wife and I were at a party, the Steeler game was on in the corner, and we got to chatting about the future. Maybe, she said, we should think about maybe having a baby. In the fall, maybe, that’s when we should start trying. And…
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Yeah, I’m Still Alive

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It occurs to me that I haven’t posted anything since, uh, 2009. That’s effed up. So let me briefly recap the last six weeks. I: turned 41 got engaged set my wedding date put a bid on a house Other than those life-altering events it’s been pretty slow. Picked up some additional writing work and…
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Bye-Bye

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Checkout from my hotel was at noon and I planned on going for a walk on the beach, maybe take a dip. But I felt so bloody awful when I woke up that I almost reset my alarm for eleven. Colds are always worst in the mornings and I was sweating and shivering under the…
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What Not To Wear

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I realized the other day that I haven’t been writing that much about poker on these pages. That’s in large part because most of my poker writing goes on the UB blog, but I figured I’d post what I wrote today here as well as it was a piece in the Post-Gazette that inspired it….
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Our Yearly Pirates WTF

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

I challenge anyone to explain the Pirates insane decision to acquire Matt Morris and his TEN MILLION DOLLAR contract. When I heard about the deal I said, "Can’t be THAT Matt Morris." I mean, why are the Pirates trading prospects (not that the Pirates really HAVE prospects) for a 33-year-old pitcher? Of course, that was…
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This Guy Is A U.S. Senator?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

I posted this over at the UltimateBetBlog as well, but I figured I’d let yinz read it here too: One of online gaming’s most powerful opponents, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, published an article yesterday in the National Ledger titled, "Online Gambling: Will New Law Be Repealed – Don’t Bet On It". The title’s ghastly…
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Who Needs A Civics (Or Composition) Lesson?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I just read Allyn Jaffrey Shulman’s latest column over at Card Player. Headlined “Write Your Congressman”, it discusses the news that Barney Frank, the new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, plans to introduce a bill to repeal the UIGEA. We’re OK so far. Thing is, after identifying Frank as the chairman of the…
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More In-Depth Reporting

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Sigh, another day, another half-assed (well, quarter-assed) article about the dangers of gambling. As I’ve said before, I’m not saying that gambling addiction doesn’t exist. I’m not saying it isn’t a potentially destructive vice. I’m not saying that it’s OK for 13-year-olds to play blackjack. But if we’re going to discuss the issue, we need…
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Taxing Mark Kreidler’s Tiny Brain

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Funny, I always thought that ESPN would be against the government trying to restrict online poker. After all, how many programming hours has ESPN filled with the World Series of Poker? A zillion? But after reading Mark Kreidler’s hackjob, it looks like ESPN has it in for poker too. Kreidler’s column is such a sneering…
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