What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

It’s a gamble

Gambling is nothing new. That, my friends is a major understatement. What is new, however, is how common it has become. Every vacation destination seems to need a casino to draw travelers. A stop at the local convenience store for a cup of coffee also offers a chance to retire forever by way of a lottery ticket.

I am not writing this to slam the industry. Just the opposite. I’m here to admit to my major addiction to gambling. I am not a traditional gambler who must include a slot machine as a dependent on his tax return. Those folks are just wanna-bees in my gambling group. That group is known...


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