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Posted by on Aug 25, 2022 in Personal, Rants and Raves | 1 comment

Facebook Freedom Day



“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

― Salman Rushdie


I committed the crime.

I did the time.

My 60-day sentence in Facebook prison has ended.

Back in civilian clothes, now. It’s time to put the band back together and start playing music again.

Amps cranked. 1…2…3…4…!

I’ll be back to my daily ritual of writing and posting.  Thanks for reading and for all the private messages of support.

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Posted by on Jul 21, 2022 in Blog, General Poker, Personal, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 2 comments

A Video Tribute to Rich Korbin


Rick Korbin / Nolan Dalla 2021



Here’s a ten-minute video tribute to Rich Korbin (1949-2022), a devoted husband, father, and friend.

Rich worked for for many years and was instrumental in the growth of the game worldwide. He was also an avid sports fan and gambler.

Here’s a look at his life and legacy to the accompaniment of three of Rich’s favorite songwriter-performers — Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Joni Mitchell.


This video will be played at his tribute in Las Vegas on July 24, 2022.

Not intended to violate any copyrighted material. For non-commercial use only.

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Blog, Music and Concert Reviews, Personal | 5 comments

Classic Concert Reviews: Tony Orlando and Dawn, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, 1973


tony orlando and dawn


Here’s the next segment of my new series of concert reviews and details of what I remember about various shows, performances, and events over the years that I’ve attended.  Some of these reviews will be short, while others will be much longer and more detailed.  It all depends on what I remember and what research is available on those old concert dates.  I hope you enjoy reliving these musical experiences with me.

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