Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Although I lived in the Washington, DC, area for 13 years, and at various times went to all the monuments, memorials, and museums, I somehow skipped the Library of Congress. So, while I was there this weekend visiting family, I took the Metro’s red line downtown...
Poker Stories: Hammond Again

Poker Stories: Hammond Again

While my wife was out of town this weekend, I took a quick trip up to Hammond, Indiana, to play some poker at the Horseshoe. It’s about a five-hour drive, mostly on I-55, with the middle of the trip dominated by farmland as far as the eye can see — and...
Poker Stories: Calling A Loudmouth’s Bluff

Poker Stories: Calling A Loudmouth’s Bluff

I returned to the Commerce Casino outside Los Angeles for another poker road trip last week. As usual, the place was packed, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, when every table was full — remarkable considering the place has over 200 of them! In case...

Poker Stories: Your Quads Are Moot

I was in south Florida recently and played some poker at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, which was very busy because a tournament series was in progress. That meant lots more cash games, too, so I had plenty of choices of what to play. I stuck mostly to $5-5...

Road Trip: Return To Commerce

In June, I wrote about playing at the Commerce Casino outside of Los Angeles. A couple of friends read it, heard me say that every poker player should try it at least once, and said they’d like to go with me sometime, so we made the trip this weekend. Commerce...

Road Trip: #VegasStrong

Some friends were surprised to hear that I went to Las Vegas this weekend, only a week after the massacre at Mandalay Bay. They asked if I was worried and had considered cancelling the trip, but I told them no, there was no reason to do so. That would be like refusing...