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Two-bit Guru | Money & Equality | Photo of a roll of dollar bills.

Today I’m thinking about money and inequality. Since the material choices of life without money aren’t very attractive, most of us would like to have more, preferably lots more. But if everyone had lots more we’d still all be in the same boat, except everything would cost more, including the boat. To be better off […]

Opportunity knocks. That’s what we’ve been told. You hear stories all the time about the unshaven couch potato in a tank top undershirt who lolls around in the recliner watching TV all day and night, eating (perhaps) potato chips, drinking (perhaps) beer, when … suddenly … there’s a knock at the door. Why, it’s Opportunity! […]

Often enough we’ve all thought, What If … and imagine that had we made a slightly different choice at some time or other in our lives, a significant turning point never would have existed. Or, the choice that we did make created that significant event. Any moment may lead to great happiness or great sadness, […]

When I was 15 years old I hung out at two primary locations in my hometown, the poolroom and the bowling alley. During one school lunch hour, bowling by myself, I scored a 224 game, far above my average. The strikes seemed to take place with effortless and shattering intensity. The spares were solid and […]