Ronald Kublin is a writer, father, dog lover, and amateur poker player living in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood. He has been a teacher, a Marine, a bartender, and an actor. He was a professional ticket scalper for thirty years, and sometimes writes about it at The Grind: Scalper Stories. He writes about whatever else is on his mind on his other blog, Salt Of The City. You can follow him on the Twitters or find him taking down one of the daily tournaments at Hollywood Park Casino.