November 28, 2009
Decided to get into the blogging business, which isnâ€™t that surprising, except to consider how long it has taken me to start one. Part of the issue for me was deciding whether I wanted to write about poker or about my general views on the world, with the intention of keeping both separate. I sometimes feel a bit unique in that I have a failry compartmentalized view on life. I am married, with 2 children, and work in management at a large non-profit. In other times I have been a high school teacher and a minister (did someone just say faith and poker in the same paragraph, crazy right?), and in the last couple of years a semi-serious card player.
These ventures donâ€™t always blend well and I am often surprised by the reactions of work/real life folks hearing about poker as well as my poker connections about my work/real life. Part of growing up, I suppose, is about learning to tell yourself the truth. So the truth isâ€¦I am just trying to get better at life, and poker is a great metaphor for that challenge.
So what you will find here is a mix of poker strategy observations, my thoughts on the mental side of poker (and life for that matter), and some other ramblings about marriage, family, etc. All in the effort to first discover some truth but always to tell it.