Author Archives: hatfield13

I have a problem.

TweetI’m a writer who doesn’t write. I mean I do write, but I don’t do it enough.  It took me some time to figure out why this is, but I think I’ve got it figured out, and I think I may have a solution.  Or the beginning of a solution.  Or the beginning of an […]

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WordPress Plugins

TweetI do a lot of WordPress installs, and though I use a variety of different plugins, there are a certain number that I pretty much automatically install into every site I do. Widget Logic – This plugin allows you to easily place widgets on pages/posts according to a vast array of rules without complex coding. […]

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TweetWent with the family to Ovo in the big top outside the Mall of America today.  Like all Cirque de Soleil performances, the physicality was absolutely inspiring, and it was nice to see that even after so many shows (most of which I have seen), they can still innovate.  Some standouts from this performance: The […]

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Upcoming Poker Events

TweetFor all my poker playing brethren: a couple of upcoming events I want to let you know about.  The first is a free webinar on transitioning to live play that is happening on Friday, May 6th at 9PM Eastern.  (8 for my MN friends) It’s going to be an hour with my business partner, Chris […]

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Selling used books can be a little painful…

Tweet…but Uncle Hugo’s helped make the experience completely fucking miserable. I can understand a little bit of surliness–I’ve certainly been guilty of that at times–but the owner’s complete lack of even elemental human politeness goes beyond the pale.  He is rude, demeaning, and when I said, “Thank you, have a nice day,” I got absolutely […]

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Good news from the DoJ

TweetAt least I can get my money out it seems. “the United States [has] entered into domain-name use agreements with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, two of three online poker companies named as defendants in an April 15 civil money laundering and forfeiture Complaint (the “Civil Complaint”), alleging bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and […]

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Feds Bust Online Poker Sites

TweetToday, the Feds went after the biggest online poker sites, seizing their assets and blocking their websites.  I have a prediction based on this action: the US Government will legalize online poker within the next year. A few months before Canterbury Park opened, the local police busted out a number of local games, one of […]

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Runner, Runner

TweetI’d best not complain about bad beats ever again.  Just got it all in against top set with bottom two pair and caught runner, runner straight flush.  My Donkey Fu is strong!

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Novel almost done…

TweetTook a trip with the family to Wisconsin Dells for their Spring Break, and as usual on these trips, Bets drove while I worked.  On this occasion, I worked on the approximately 115th draft of an epic fantasy I’m working on, tentatively entitled “Duster.”  And it’s nearly done.  This time for sure!  I filled in […]

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Poker is OK again!

TweetAfter a rough start to the year (and another rough night last night), finally cut a deal for second in a PLO tourney, that has turned my attitude and my year around.

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