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Posted by on Jan 4, 2023 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Personal, Travel | 0 comments

Loving Las Vegas vs. Leaving Las Vegas



Here are a few questions aimed mostly at locals like myself who have lived in Las Vegas for quite a while, but also have little or no interest in casinos, gambling, and other attractions that are synonymous with the city.

The questions are — why do you stay here? And — why remain here if the primary reason that the city exists doesn’t interest you?

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve Seen on an Airplane?




Lots of people are struggling with travel difficulties, right now. So, here’s a question that hopefully will bring a few smiles and laughs. Please help, please share, and please join the fun!

What’s the funniest/craziest/wildest thing you’ve ever seen happen on an airplane (or airport)?

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2022 in Personal, Travel, Video 1 | 1 comment

My Stadium Seat at the 1970 Dallas-Detroit Playoff Game



The Best Worst Seat in the House

Today, I went back and located the seat where I sat when I attended my first professional football game in December 1970.

The Detroit Lions played the Dallas Cowboys at the Cotton Bowl.  The Cowboys won an epic defensive struggle 5-0.  That really was the final score of the game, as the only scoring included a field goal and a safety.

Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of that game (and they were few — see the shortest highlight reel ever):



Nearly 52 years later, I visited the famed Cotton Bowl stadium today and located my seat.  It’s a funny story, since I was only 8 years old at the time, and ended up sitting in the worst seat in the house. But I got to see an NFL playoff game!

Here’s the video and story (3 mins):


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Posted by on Mar 16, 2022 in Blog, Las Vegas, Restaurant Reviews, Sports Betting, Travel | 0 comments

Las Vegas’ Best (and Worst) Foodie Spots for Sports Bettors



So, you want to enjoy a good meal but you also have to watch the ballgame, right?  Been there, myself.

If you’re “in action,” it’s always more fun to watch your money (hopefully win), and preferably with a big juicy ribeye.  I totally get it.

Unfortunately, while Las Vegas is the sports betting capital of the world, the restaurant and dining choices at (or adjacent to) most of the race and sportsbooks leave something to be desired.

Here’s another way of putting it:  They mostly suck.

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