Barry seems like a weird dude. Maybe that's why I relate to his statement.
Poker is perhaps a socially counter-productive activity and as I thumbed through his book I noticed another similar statement about non productivity that I did not write down, but thought about. I have been thinking about such problems for a while and they need to be spit out. My fascination with the psychology of poker and the balancing of everyday life will be flushed out here along with the grappling of the social and personal perception of a card player, my likes and dislikes about the game and my struggles with the 'life'. I read a few professional poker player's blogs, but most of them lack what I am looking for, and I think the market for poker-playing-librarians is slim, so we'll see if we can't make this interesting.
There will be much more than boring poker talk. There will be numerous boring ramblings about music, literature, film and other things that distract me from life.
Back up the coast I go in the morning. NC to NY.
Hoping to see some cool birds along the side of the road,