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Travel Talk Tuesday – Packing

Besides the usual electronic gear including a mini-portable charger, a seam ripper and super glue are in my carry-on. Additionally, I don’t go anywhere without my two favorite Chico Bag products tucked away in a corner of my suitcase. It’s their Sling and Travel Pack (backpack). What unusual default accessories do you pack? Shaving hint: leave behind that bulky can…

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Top 10 Poker Players – 2010

In 2010, Poker for Dummies listed their “Ten Poker Legends.” Stu Unger Johnny Moss Jack “Treetop” Strauss Benny Binion “Amarillo Slim” Preston Doyle Brunson Johnny Chan Phil Helmuth, Jr. Scotty Nguyen Chris Moneymaker (the Moneymaker effect) What changes would you make to this lineup today?  

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Shootout at the Nugget

It’s a scenic flight from San Diego to Reno, with ocean views to the western horizon on the port side. Once north of LA, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and the southern tip of the Sierras glide by 30,000 feet below. Yosemite’s Half Dome My stay at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, immediately east of Reno, was dedicated to wandering around…

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