Game of Thrones

I’ll admit, when I received an email titled “PORTA POTTY CRIBBAGE”–just like that, in all capitals–I was a little skeptical at first. Len’s story soon won me over, though–read more below. (Up at the hunting shack, we have many euphemisms for ‘toilet’–throne is just one of ’em. You’ll see.)



Final Hands

Clarence (left) and Tom (right) throwin' a few bags

Shortly after the Sunday Star Tribune article was published, I’ve enjoyed receiving stories from readers all over the country. If it fits the timbre of the project, I’ll post one story a day for as long as I receive them. Clarence Decker was one of the first to reach me–his story is below.


I saw the article on you in the Sunday Star Tribune.  I love to play cribbage, and enjoyed reading about your endeavors.  I’d like to share a story about a very meaningful cribbage game I had with my friend, Tom, who died of stomach cancer in June, 2009. Continue reading

Cribbageland Featured in Star-Tribune

The print edition ran a better photo. Your guess is as good as mine.

On Sunday, November 27, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper featured a story about this blog and the burgeoning book. In little more than 500 words, Curt Brown did an excellent job summarizing much of what I’ve written about, and where the project is going. The online response has been nothing short of phenomenal, and I’ll be posting anecdotes from readers old and new over the next few days. For any who missed the article, click here to be redirected to Star Trib website, or read the full text below. After getting engaged last weekend and having this article published on my golden birthday (27 on the 27th!), it’s been a pretty good holiday weekend. Hope you like it. Continue reading