With a 35 mile one way drive to work everyday, I spend a lot of time in my car. Most drive-time radio in both the morning and afternoon is pretty banal, so I am very glad that I have my iPod in my car so that I can listen to podcasts. For those of you… Continue reading TECHNOLOGY: Podcasts
Saturday was the 16th(!) Dan Hirschman Youngest Life Master Party and KO Event which commemorates the time that Dan (or Danny, as we all knew him back then) became the ACBL’s youngest ever life master as a 10-year-old back in 1995. Marty Hirschman and Marcy Abramson were, as always, gracious hosts to more than 80… Continue reading BRIDGE: Hirschman KO
Finally a book for ACBL-land about the Multi 2♦ bid. Multi is not allowed in most ACBL competitions because it is considered too esoteric for club-level players to effectively defend against. In Europe however, it is a very common convention. One can only hope that this book will start a movement in North America to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Mysterious Multi” by Mark Horton and Jan Van Cleeff
Performance Network has a hit with “Little Shop of Horrors”.
"Infinite Jest" sits on my bookshelf mocking me. With the possible exception of "2666" by Roberto Bolaño, no book that I own seems more daunting to me. “Infinite Jest” is a sprawling 1000+ page postmodern classic, which, in a classic Wallace move, contains almost as much information in the footnotes as it does in the… Continue reading David Foster Wallace