Snake Eyes

A 33-1 bet on the crap table. Sucker bet. But damned if I don’t go there as soon as I am up a few thousand. “Hi-Lo for a hundred each.” I live on house money, so I play with the highest odds the house provides. The casino I hit in Toledo, Ohio allowed 10x odds.Continue reading “Snake Eyes”

The Best Advice I Never Took

During my infamous hot streak in the casinos of Las Vegas in 1977, I went on an unheard of four month winning streak that defied all odds. I mean I had been hot on a couple of occasions before and I pocketed a few hundred bucks along the way, but this was something altogether different.Continue reading “The Best Advice I Never Took”

Best Gift I Ever Gave

Do you remember the best thing you ever did in your entire life? Looking back at every gift I ever gave or received, one stands out high above the others. I was in a very self-destructive stage of my time spent in Las Vegas (big shock there, right?) and I had been walked out on,Continue reading “Best Gift I Ever Gave”

Big Leagues

We refer to the top tiers of sports and the world-class athletes participating as the majors, or big leagues. Before ascending, the minor leagues serve as home. When I first moved to Las Vegas in the late 70’s, I was definitely ensconced in the minors. I mean, I thought I had some of the answers,Continue reading “Big Leagues”

BUSTed

So after I decided I wanted to make the move out of my Rocky Boots, chef coat and toque into a real suit and work the front of the house, I worked for a great family country-cooking restaurant chain as an Assistant Manager. I availed myself to travel around the country to help other units.Continue reading “BUSTed”

Focus

Or lack of. Whichever your tendency. Perspective . If you lack focus on something, aren’t you really saying you are simply focused on something else? I’m starting to make sense to myself, so I know I am stoned. Speaking of which, I will be making a trip to the dispensary later this morning. The weatherContinue reading “Focus”

Tomorrow it is Then

Super Bowl Sunday. Food paradise. Alcohol nirvana. Party time! Close friends, family get-togethers, oh, and shouting and screaming. Lots and lots of shouting and screaming. I will only squawk about this once and then I will climb down from my shaky old soap box. Take care. We are finally making gains against this killer virus,Continue reading “Tomorrow it is Then”