His Kind of Odds

If you ask my next-door neighbor what he does for a living, he will tell you that he is a professional gambler involved in organized crime.  In truth, he is an insurance agent.  He has a healthy disrespect for his business, and extends that skeptical mode into his philosophy of life.  “We’re all gamblers,” says he, “every one of us.  And life is a continual crapshoot and poker game and horse race.”  Then he adds, “And I love the game!” Continue reading

Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything….

medium_11a462c7a0ee23a814dea2deda529fadIn my later years I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back.Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I’ve worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and creating. The image in my mirror is not optimistic, but the result of optimal behavior. Continue reading