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“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have

Christmas 2017

“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.” – Jim Carrey Queens, New York I’ve been developing that gear. When I am not teaching, I am recording a class. When

Road Burn

Enroute To New York Penn My week in Montreal could not have been more enjoyable. I finished deep in another World Poker Tour event. I gained some valuable experience and felt I played the best poker of my life. I also

Old Dog

“If I could get back on that bus…I would do it in a second. I would ride it for every country mile.” – Minor league baseball player after being forced to retire. Enroute to Montreal “I haven’t felt this good

All You Can Do Is Pitch

Kearny, New Jersey Today marks my last day in Kearny, New Jersey. It is my first day in Newark. It is also the 11th anniversary of my going pro. I quit my last security job on October 31st, 2006. You’d


Kearney, New Jersey I’ve come to the decision that I have to give away my dogs. I was on the fence about giving them away. However, my apartment is tiny. They hate it. I never have time to play with

What’s Next?

Kearney, New Jersey I have been in a rut for over a year…and I am just coming out of it. It felt like my mind was thinking through wet cement. Before the last few months, I couldn’t rest, eat, or

Newark State Of Mind

“Where is the place for a weak man in a world like this?” – Kichijiro Kearney, New Jersey “Kearney is not going to be available next month.” “What?” I asked the Air BnB owner, mournfully looking at my gigantic desk, bespeckled


Kearny, New Jersey So many moving parts. And with the move, I keep missing particulars. I want to blame others, but truly, everything is my responsibility. It’s been a tough week, and I’m officially tired of saying, “it’s been a

Welcome To Kearny, New Jersey

Kearny, New Jersey You all asked me to say hi. However, I overloaded my schedule. Forgive me for this briefest of blogs. I have made it to New Jersey. Thank you for everyone who wrote me a welcoming email. Thank