Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Moving to St. Louis!

Can you believe it? "Tuscaloosa" Johnny is headed to the Midwest!

In two weeks I will become the bureau chief of Missouri Watchdog, the journalism arm of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. My mission: to uncover waste, fraud and abuse in state, local and federal government in Missouri. Fortunately, the job has a lot of autonomy and telecommute ability so we'll be back in Alabama often for visits. I finish up at the Decatur Daily this Friday and then it's preparation time next week.

We're hoping to rent a house in the city close to everything, but it'll be an adjustment to go from a 2,000-square-foot house to one half that size and a half-acre lot to a postage stamp back yard. But it will be fun to try that for a year and then re-evaluate next spring.

Yes, there's plenty of poker in the area, but I assure you that's only an added bonus and not the reason we're moving! I'll continue to bring the online poker updates here on good ol' Poker Nation, and at a more frequent rate once I get settled.