Mastodon Weekend deconstructed

Mastodon Weekend deconstructed

“He probably has a whole generation of writers getting drunk and wondering why they can’t write like that.” –Roger Ebert on Charles Bukowski. In sitcoms…

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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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The omnivore and the vegan

The omnivore and the vegan

I was tired when my friend Feldman asked me to do him a favor. “All you have to do is ask Daniel Negreanu a question,”…

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Five years of wandering

Five years of wandering

I got the sense they were talking about me. I was younger then–just 31, in fact–but I was no dummy. I’d already seen some of…

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Otis Resolved 2010

Otis Resolved 2010

Last year at this time, I posted a sort of peremptory list of resolutions for the coming year. The way I see it, the top…

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Fellas, I'm ready to get up and do my thing

Fellas, I’m ready to get up and do my thing

Thank you for your e-mail. I will be away from my desk until Monday, December 14. If your inquiry relates to my family, please forward…

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The Club Guy

The Club Guy

Part 3 of the November iPhone Photo Project … aka…NaNo-iPho June 2009 It was late, about the time the clubs start to let out in…

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Chilean millionaire

Chilean millionaire

Part 2 of the November iPhone Photo Project … aka…NaNo-iPho January 2009 I have made a number of bad decisions in my life, but never…

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Reset

Reset

People ask me what I do. They don’t get it. Who is this guy who shaves when he wants, complains of working at 4am, and…

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How long?

How long?

Monday night is poker night around these parts and for the past few years I have convened with the same group of guys to play…

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