Essays

Essay — The Sport of Ages

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Are you a gambler? If so, depending on your mood, you can blame or praise your ancestors.

Gambling has been around for centuries and there are as many different games of chance as there are ticks on a dog. Over the ages, lotteries have been one of the most popular forms of wagering. Monies from this type of gaming have financed wars and built colleges.

Today, in many parts of the US, beautifully appointed casinos offer free drinks and rooms, along with discounts on meals if you’ll come and enjoy the games.

Here in Carpenter Country we gamble for fun. Occasionally we win; mostly we lose, but only small amounts. We know our limits, and though we don’t always adhere to them, we try to do as the Greeks advised: Everything in moderation.

Of course, we also listen to what the poets, philosophers and probably our ancestors added, “Life’s a gamble, enjoy it.”

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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