About that story from The Bitter Southerner

About that story from The Bitter Southerner

Some of you have been reading Rapid Eye Reality since 2001. Other folks have found it in the years since then. Some of you are…

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The other part of the reflection

The other part of the reflection

The brush at the old Palms poker room led me to my seat one late night several years ago. The seven-seat at the table was…

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Gratitude, by degrees

Gratitude, by degrees

If I’ve learned one thing this weekend, it’s that gratitude comes in degrees. I was unable to be in Beverly Hills on Friday night, and…

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The Last Poker Game

The Last Poker Game

This story originally appeared at Up For Poker in January 2007. I’ve been thinking about that night a lot recently. What I learned more than…

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What happened?

What happened?

I long ago gave up the idea of chronicling everything that happens to me when I’m in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker….

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How I spend my summer vacation

How I spend my summer vacation

I was out and about this week enduring some last-minute errands. I had a quick photo-shoot thingy downtown. The photographer asked what I did for…

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A friend and his pen

A friend and his pen

Six or seven years ago, I stumbled into the circle of a guy named Pauly. You’ve seen me write a lot about him here. We’ve…

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Upon my return from Connecticut

Upon my return from Connecticut

Mystic Pizza is a real place. This probably comes as no surprise to people who are big fans of the movie. It probably comes as…

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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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