4 AUG 05
Just what we need - another poker blogger. Well, I’m not your typical poker player and I’m not your typical blogger. I suppose I’ll develop a FAQ eventually (if anyone really cares), but here is the answer to a couple of questions:
Are you really a doctor?
Yep. Board certified.
Do you play live or online?
Mostly online, but I play live in the Puget Sound region as often as possible. I’m just waiting for the day when the casinos go smoke-free. I’ll probably have to move to California before that happens.
Are you consistently winning or losing?
I’ve been on a horrible losing streak lately. Look me up on PokerStars if you want to take some of my money.
Can I marry you?
It’s strange how often I get asked this question. It usually follows the Are you really a Doctor? question. Sorry, but I’m happily married with two wonderful kids. And dammit, where were you when I was single? Hell, where were you when I was a geeky high school kid humping my desk and dreaming of Linda Carter?
Can you get me Viagra (Vioxx, Fentanyl, Ritalin, etc)?
Why did you feel compelled to write a blog?
Same reason as millions of others – because I have something to say, and who knows, someone may actually read it. You are!
I hope to contribute regularly, but my schedule can be erratic and quite full. Feel free to ask all things related to Poker, medicine and life. I’ll do my best.
Weird confession: In my job as a physician, I’m often required to do fine and detailed work with my hands. This includes biopsies. If I do say so myself, I’m quite good at it. Yet, as a bonus to my readers, I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I’ve got the nuts (or close to it), my hands shake. If you see this – fold. I’m not sure why I’m giving away my biggest tell, but it seems the right thing to do in a blog. Besides, I read several bloggers, and the one quality I admire most is honesty.
Speaking of, you should be reading:
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields