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Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, World Series of Poker | 2 comments

A Few Words About My Dear Friend Neil Channing




Life is full of ups and downs.

The peaks and valleys are amplified even more so for professional poker players.

At times, poker can be an exhilarating profession.  However, more often the game is a lonely and dispiriting pursuit, riled with frustration.

Neil Channing knows this perhaps better than anyone.  

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog, Book Reviews, General Poker | 3 comments

Tony Korfman’s Poker Book




Tony Korfman’s poker book has been sitting on the bottom shelf of my office library for almost five years, gathering dust.

Make that Korfman’s two books.  For some reason, two copies were sent to me — unsolicited.  He either really, really wanted me to write a book review.  Or, his agent is a royal screw-up.

Wait, Tony Korfman has an agent?

Holy shit.

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog, Politics | 0 comments

In Remembrance of Pete Seeger



Pete Seeger

(1919 – 2014)

An extraordinary man.

A wonderful life.

A powerful message.

An unwavering commitment.


It’s 1:03 am PST.

I was just about to turn in for the night and go to bed when I saw the sad news that Pete Seeger had passed away.  He was 94.

Wow, what a life.

Please do yourself a favor, where ever you are.  No matter what your political beliefs.  No matter whether or not you know this man’s name or not, or understood what songs he sang or what he stood for.

We owe him a moment of our time today, and I beg you to give it to him.  Take a few minutes to learn something about him, or listen to one of his songs (Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, Turn, Turn, Turn, We Shall Overcome, to name a few), or watch a video on YouTube and learn more about the things he believed in.

I can’t imagine a man who lived as full a life as Pete Seeger.  I can’t envision a greater joy than giving and sharing his soul, as he did for nearly a century.  I can’t fathom that on the very night after the evening that was to honor the music, one of the pioneers of American music and spirit is no longer with us.

This land is your land, Pete Seeger.  This land is my land, too.

Thanks to you and your music, this land was made for you and me.  [See Footnote]


2007 documentary trailer on Pete Seeger HERE which has been appearing this month on HBO:

Footnote:  “This Land is Your Land” was actually written by Woodie Guthrie but was often performed by Pete Seeger.

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