Let's begin (from here).

I've kept blogs on and off for the last five years.  I was even flattered enough to be exclusively featured as a poker blogger on an exploding poker site just before Black Friday.  The operator of that site turned out to be something of a *bleep,* so in typical Patrick compulsive-hyper-aggressiveness, I stripped all of my posts and in doing so, had no record of them.

I was tempted to dig around, see if I could find drafts anywhere.  Likewise, I thought about reviving some old posts from previous at large blogs to give this one some foundation. 

But now everything needs to last forever. 

I am where I am now, and from here, I will start. 

Welcome aboard.