How to make a Moscow Mule

How to make a Moscow Mule

The fiber swam—viscous, milky, sexual—on the other side of the amber glass. I pressed my eye as closely as I dared. My heart felt precious…

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Otis and the Pisco Sour

Otis and the Pisco Sour

The woman walked toward me with a plate of green balls. No story should begin that way. It’s the type of lead that conjures nightmares,…

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2010 Mastodon Weekend

2010 Mastodon Weekend

This morning I awoke to a text from Al. “Bad beat,” he wrote. “Room won’t be ready until 3pm.” He’d been on the road all…

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Cocaine cabbies

Cocaine cabbies

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and I am in rough shape. I left the club some time after 3am, somewhere around the time I…

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The Dive

The Dive

Part 4 of the November iPhone Photo Project … aka…NaNo-iPho June 2009 The night before Phish hit Asheville, NC, some friends were in town to…

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Drunk in London

Drunk in London

It’s easy to booze it up on the road trips I take. The poker world is full of people who only know two things: poker…

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Phriday phone pics

Phriday phone pics

It’s no secret that the iPhone camera is just about the the only bad thing about the current generation of the device. As it is,…

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Camp Fun

Camp Fun

The wife and I were massaging the Google calendar for the next few months when she mentioned that Camp Fun started in June. I was…

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The party at the end of the world

The party at the end of the world

Punta del Este, Uruguay–The cabbie drove a straight path through s-shaped curves at 120 kilometers per hour. When the olive-skinned Uruguayan was a child, there…

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Mastodon Weekend: Devoted to devolution

Mastodon Weekend: Devoted to devolution

It was a cold rain by the time I fell asleep Saturday night. By Sunday afternoon, half-dollar sized flakes were dropping from the sky with…

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