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Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game Every game has rules. Some are easy to understand. Some, not so much. It's the rules that can drive us nuts, though. Solitaire (the classic, Vegas rules version) is a losing game. There is no way to win long-term in that game. The rules protect "the house" and that is by design. The house is the casino, or the hosting organization allowing you to play. The rules are pretty...

Poor Choices

Poor Choices People sometimes make poor choices. Sometimes they turn out okay. Sometimes they don't. Unfortunately, our history is full of people who made poor choices and/or led others to bad ends. We learn about the Donner Party in school, and how poor choices all along their way across the West brought them to the winter camp near Truckee Lake. They took the Hastings' Cutoff, promoted by...