In case you missed one of the greatest gaffes of all time on live television last night, game show host Steve Harvey blundered in the closing moments of the Miss Universe Pageant by announcing the wrong winner.Read More
One of the privileges of working at the World Series of Poker every year is getting the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people, many who work in media.
Tatiana Pasalic and I have done numerous interviews together. Our most recent segment was posted at CalvinAyre.com, which appeared just a few days ago at their website.Read More
We long for things we’ve lost.
No treasure is as valuable as that which has become unattainable. Nothing is more elusive than the embraces we remember. Nothing seems more illusory than distant memories only we are able to recall. Nothing appears more fleeting than recollections of how our lives once were, but which are no more.
What would we give and what sacrifices would we make for a last embrace, for another personal sentiment, or for the opportunity to live just one more day with a departed loved one.
Fortunately, reunions of a sort can and do happen, and sometimes they take the most unexpected turn manifested in ways we least expect.
The following two-minute video is a public service announcement from Argentina. Please watch it. I promise it’s well worth your time and will melt your heart. It melted mine. The purpose of the ad campaign to create greater awareness comes as a surprise and is revealed at the conclusion:
Wasn’t this video both wonderful and powerful?
Most of us ponder the possibilities of an afterlife, especially as we continue to age, and begin to approach what for many is the most dreaded of all human destinies.
Whatever your spiritual views, organ donation does ensure that life goes on ad infinitum.
Two years ago, Marieta and I lost someone very dear to us, who died quite unexpectedly and way too early in his life. As funeral arrangements were being made, we came to realize firsthand the precious gift of life that organ donation can be for everyone, particularly in a time when we’re most in need of hope.
Someone once wrote, “Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.”
I think that perfectly sums up the selfless act of organ donation. It’s also okay to acknowledge the most basic human instinct which is to survive and continue on living as long as possible.
Indeed, organ donation is not just the best gift we can give to a complete stranger; it’s actually the best gift we give to ourselves.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy — but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. “
— Leo Rosten
A few months ago, I attended the iGaming North America conference in Las Vegas (thanks, Sue Schneider), where I was interviewed by Rebecca Liggero, from CalvinAyre.com.
Ms. Liggero asked me about the present state of online poker in the United States and called upon on me to speculate on the chances that we’ll see major changes one way or the other, whether that be restriction or expansion.
The short clip can be viewed below.
Thanks to Rebecca Liggero and CalvinAyre.com for the opportunity to share my perspectives.
Note: The views expressed are my own and do not reflect those of my employers — including Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the World Series of Poker, Rush Street Gaming, or “Poker Night in America.”
He’s a hardworking member of the Rio Security Team helping to keep everyone safe at this year’s World Series of Poker, taking place now through July 15th.
As this short video reveals, Garcon takes his job very seriously! He’s a gorgeous Belgian Malinois, a breed known for their fierce loyalty, intelligence, and agility.
You might see Garcon and some of his other doggie friends around the poker tables at this year’s series. If you do, enjoy their spirit and dedication. But please do let them do their job. Garcon and his pals will stay plenty busy keeping us all safe and secure!Read More