Saturday, August 23, 2008


My friend Tanya and my mother got me started on a B-Vitamin right before we left Spain for America. I have not felt so like my old self for so long in a decade.

And then two weeks ago, I crashed and fell off the world again. Which is never a good thing. It's ugly. I've found people don't want to hear about it, so I'll just end that discussion.

Starting to get my footing again.

Should be back soon.


  1. Get well are missed.

  2. Mucha suerte y mucho ánimo!!!

    A spanish reader

  3. HUH? What are you talking about.
    The woes of others are what get me through the day...regale me with the detail so my life doesnt look so crappy.

  4. panic attacks? Stomach issues? Something new? It's amazing what happens to our bodies as we age.

  5. James--call if you need to. OF COURSE your friends don't mind "hearing about it". Don't you listen to us too? We love you. T.S.

  6. Jamie,

    A friend told me that your book, Tournament Reports, was back in print. I eagerly bought a copy and just finished reading it. Loved it, of course.

    Another friend and I began working on a documentary on Magic: The Gathering and naturally you came up, simply because you've written so voluminously and passionately on the subject. We got a lot of good footage at Nationals this year and lots of good interviews, including Richard Garfield, Mike Long, Matt Place, David Williams, and a host of modern players, both those living the dream and those trying to live the dream. This is an ongoing project that will probably take around two years to complete. (We plan on filming all throughout the next year.) We would love to spend some time with you and interview you if possible; I don't know our full schedule yet next year, but if you're interested at all, please let me know. Actually, if you're not interested at all, please drop a line anyway just to let me know how you're doing and what's been going on.

    Our Web site is:

    You can e-mail me at

    Thank you, Jamie!

    Lan D. Ho!

  7. To anonymous - Panic Attacts again. Spent 12 days in bed and out of it.

    Lan - Would love to participate, glory hound that I am :-)

    To All - Much b etter. Actually slept well for three nights now. Wendy and I leave for Madrid Wednesday at 6:45. A couple days after that, huge post. Get back on track with posting.

  8. That's great, Jamie. Let's keep in touch then.

    Hope your trip is a good one. Maybe you should take a trip to the Museo de Jamon.


  9. Hey Jamie:

    Hang in there buddy. What are you having a kid or something? That'll spur panic attacks. I remember my buddy Jay calling and saying he went ot the hospital twice with chest pains and they released him with a diagnosis of anxiety. Funny how life works. The body just reflects the mind. Time to remove any and all fear I know, the whole relinquish all control thing. Leave it up to the big man.

    Don't know if you'll read this, but I check in from time to time.

    Jeffrey (of Jeff and Leigh)

  10. Sorry to hear about the panic attacks returning. I saw this today and thought of you all:

    How about some book recommendations, for old time's sake?


  11. Also, Jamie, didn't realize till I read your blog that you had moved to Madrid. I guess I thought you would live in Vermont forever, but as we all know, nothing is forever.

    When will you be back in the States and how long will you be here for? Because we would really like to have you involved with our project, we will try to accommodate your schedule.

    Thanks again,
    Lan D. Ho!

  12. Dearest Jamie,
    Some people know you in the written realm, others magical or physical. For those of us who have had the pleasure of your day in and day out presence stretched over many years you are nothing less than Superman. We adore you when you are panic struck, spouting wisdom or just spreading the joy that you bring to our lives. As a man who can proudly wear a superman t-shirt or matador’s cape you have fought real demons more terrifying than magical creatures and chased life and love in a way that reminds us of how precious and fragile both can be.
    With great belief in you, I send you the reminder of my Red Tail Hawk, and the bow staff I so proudly hold and wield. These are real and serve as a visible reminder that you were here over the years whispering to me that I had left behind a part of me that made me special.
    I want you to remember that all parts of you make you special and strong, even the ones that cause you to experience darkness and discomfort. Fear is the mind killer. With love, Patricia