John Luckacs: Poker: "The game closest to the Western conception of life...where men are considered moral agents, and where--at least in the short-run--the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens."
Book recommendation: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin: "In my grandmother's dining room there was glass-fronted cabinet and in the cabinet was a piece of skin. It was a small piece only, but thick and leathery, with strands of coarse, reddish hair. It was stuck to a card with rusty pin. On the card was some writing in faded black ink, but I was too young then to read.
'A piece of brontosaurus.'