Chris, as seen in April 2001

Greetings to family, friends, and Googlers. Not much to see here, I'm just holding it down for the lost art of the "personal homepage."

To contact me, please direct email to moc.sorasp@sirhc. Or you can add me on these social media thingies that I rarely use:


You might know me from my websites:

DBZ Uncensored

1998-2001: The Dragon Ball Z anime was serious business in the 1990s. In my late teens, I started working on an exhaustive list of changes to the sanitized U.S. adaptation, along with a whole lot of overly-heartfelt commentary. The Web was young, and so was I. The site was an instant success, garnering millions of visits and a cover story for Anime Insider magazine. Ancient history now, but fondly remembered.


2006-2007: An exploration of Texas Holdem's less popular cousin, Omaha high-low split. Here you could find instructions, strategy, and even a little “poker philosophy.” Long gone from the Web (it will not be missed), but the site had its fans, and was good enough in its day to get an enthusiastic plug from the San Francisco Chronicle. They called it “slick.” I'll take it.

Donkey Blog

2011-2016: Remember those oddball classic gamers from the documentary The King of Kong? Well, I'm one of them, and the hobby led to my creating the first-ever blog about arcade-style competition. called it “ESPN-like.” I even got a write-up in the Onion's AVClub. Can I convince you that sports writing works for competitive Donkey Kong? Come and find out!

Chris Psaros personal blog

I gravitate toward a few topics in particular, including perception and cognition, belief, time management, writing, lifespan, spirituality, and fringe science (beware of woo).

Note: this is offline for the moment.

You probably won't know me from print:

books I have been involved with

This is a smattering of books that I had a hand in, from my off-and-on career in traditional publishing.

I edited, proofread, “punched up,” helped direct, or otherwise massaged these and many more. One of the books in the photo I ghostwrote from scratch, but that's a secret. I wasn't exactly working at the level of New York Times bestsellers or world-famous authors (though I did once write a foreword for the Chicken Soup For The Soul guy!) I am grateful and lucky, at any rate, to have been able to integrate a lifelong love of books and writing into my work life.

Dean McNeely

A eulogy that I wrote for my grandfather Dean McNeely. I'd never written a eulogy before, but duty called. It ended up being one of my personal favorite pieces of my own writing.

Thanks for the opportunity, grandpa.

Behold: the first (and last?) Chris Psaros trading card!

Chris Psaros trading card

UCSC Banana Slugs

University of California, Santa Cruz
Class of 2001

Santa Cruz Shakespeare
I support Santa Cruz Shakespeare!

Chris and Alexis wedding site

I married my craftier half Alexis in 2014. I'm awfully proud, and very happy, with how our wedding turned out. Read my story about it, featuring shocking magic tricks and surprise DeLoreans.

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