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How It Feels To Get Your Ass Kicked In Spades

Bad spades hands carry a cruel inevitability. You know you are going to lose badly. And worse, your opponent knows. But you can't exactly quit. Which means you have to sit there and take all the shit-talking and faux self-deprecation until the hand is done.

My Dad, The Man

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 68. I am several years away from the same age he was when he'd bring a 9 or 10 year old me to the Reizenstein courts