When I first started playing competitive scrabble I was a little naïve. I assumed everybody only played words they knew to be acceptable. Scrabble, after all, is a scholarly game It wasn’t long before I found out Scrabble has a dark side: one where people knowingly play words that are no good. One of the frustrating things about tournament [...]


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Word Freak this book

 Lots of people have read books that have changed their lives. For some it’s the Bible. For others it’s Mike Sorrentino’s “Here’s the Situation.” The book that has most altered the my life would have to be Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis. Word Freak is the book that introduced me to the world of competitive Scrabble. I’ve [...]


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 After I finished training for the marathon, I wanted my next big adventure should be something a little less physical. A part of me wanted to try taking on something new, but with the holidays right around the corner, I figured I should stick to something I know. There are few things in life I know more [...]


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I headed back to the city for my second week of bridge lessons unsure of what to expect. The first week had been mediocre at best. I met some decent people and ate great food while learning to play a new albeit complicated game. Sitting at a stop light about five minutes away my instructor’s house, I [...]


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