My father, Freud and me

In Part 2 of Jay Lovinger's remembrance of his father, he takes a hard look at how his dad shaped his approach to poker, and it isn't always pretty.

Updated: April 5, 2005, 10:59 AM ET
By Jay Lovinger | Page 2

Father, I want to kill you. — Jim Morrison, "The End"

I think we can safely stipulate one thing about father-son relationships, no matter how tormented they are. By the time a man is 61, which just happens to be my age, he should be ready to take responsibility for his own limitations.

We can further stipulate that it is unseemly to rail and rant in public like the late, great Morrison, though he was only in his 20s and soon to die when he offered up his famous ...

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