Saturday, November 12, 2016

RIP Johnny Hughes

Los Angeles

RIP Johnny Hughes. Poker historian, author, professor, former band road manager, hustler and Texan.

Best gift Johnny Hughes gave me was believing in me at a time in my life when I didn't believe in myself. Thanks for that Johnny Hughes. You will be missed, dear friend.

Johnny Hughes also gave me best advice on surviving Vegas and being on road nonstop: "You can have one vice, one drug, and one girl. Never have more that one of each. Otherwise you askin' for trouble son!"

Image: Johnny Hughes with Amarillo Slim at The Horseshoe snapping pic with $1 million display in downtown Vegas.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Pay the Writer: 2016 Version

Los Angeles, CA

It's that time of year again! Chasing back pay from delinquent clients on some projects from last summer/fall. Having difficult and frustrating time getting paid and getting stonewalled by salaried employees who just don't get it.

I should have hired Harlan Ellison as my literary agent. He'd make sure I get full.