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The Odds

How often have your heard someone say, “What are the odds?”  They are usually referring to an event.  Frequently they believe that a coincidence occurred but they find it close to impossible. For example, what are the odds that a single lottery ticket holder for the United States Mega Millions purchased the ticket in Maine?  The winners are usually in other states particularly California. The person is indeed fortunate.  Usually when people think about odds they are betting on sports, the horses, dogs, and when in Las Vegas just about anything.  That could include political races, the oscars, emmy’s, grammy’s, and even how well a video tournament may go.  Betting is a national pastime for all countries.  In Ireland on my way to the gym,  I would walk past Paddy’s and I could see the horse racing on the TV screens. The stock markets are basically betting.  You are betting against the odds to see if your choice will win.  When or if it doesn’t, your losses are often huge.  Gambling can become addictive.  There are people who will bet on almost anything.  They love contests such as car racing, the best chef, the top fashion designer, the hottest new song or movie and anything else that suits their fancy.  Truthfully, the average person really doesn’t care.  If it is not benefiting their life in any way, so they could care less.  In the Good Gus series the odds of a locust swarm, an earthquake, and other weather events were not an everyday occurance but they did exist. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available this month.


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