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morgan-spector's picture
Jun.03.2010
I guess the part of my life that entails luck most is at the poker table. I'm an aficionado of Texas Hold 'Em, and am developing a real passion for Omaha. I can save the game descriptions for another time. But, so the story is not complete mud, here is a brief glossary: The first two cards to each...
tanya-grove's picture
Jun.03.2010
Every time a raffle ticket got pulled out of that box, I was sure my name would get called. After all, I had bought my height in tickets, and I’m pretty tall. The prizes were one-on-one critiques with agents and editors—those wonderful, elusive beings whose opinions count if one wants to get...
red-room-well-red's picture
May.31.2010
The Roman writer and statesman Seneca said "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Last week, Red Room asked its members to blog about luck. Three blog posts particularly caught our eye: Red Room member Dr. Jitu Rajgor's touching conversation with his daughter about...
geoffrey-thorne's picture
May.31.2010
I don't believe in luck unless you're talking about somebody buying a winning lottery ticket at the local 7-11. To me "Luck" is the way people have of explaining away coincidences, good or bad or, more frequently, absolving themselves of responsibility. In my old job I was considered...
rosy-cole's picture
May.30.2010
                        El Springador chews on the theme of chance, not without a whiff of scentiment. Say 'Lucky' to me and I think of that woolly pooch who used to star in the More Than Insurance adverts. He had a nose for hot water, a...
robert-bregman's picture
May.29.2010
  Luck           Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist at Princeton University, who won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics (?), was asked to offer a formula for the 21st century. He submitted two: Success = some talent + luck Great success = some talent + a lot of luck           Can success be ascribed to...
heather-koelle's picture
May.29.2010
I believe we make our own luck. I didn't always believe this way.In the past,I thought luck was preordained,coming from my childhood religious background.And I felt that I had no conrol over my life,that I was a victim of circumstances.  AT the time,I was not in control.but not anymore. AS an adult...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.28.2010
    Dear Gary, Forgive the letter; I've been inspired by Jimmy McDonnugh's bio of Tammy Wynette, where he would write letters to Tammy sometimes. Did you ever meet Tammy, Gary? You two were kindred souls; you both had unlimited talent yet there were times you both were in such pain  just...
karen-topakian's picture
May.28.2010
The luck of the draw. The luck of the Irish. He's a lucky guy. As luck would have it. Luck be a lady tonight. Those are the first thoughts that come to mind when I hear the word luck. But last week I used the term to describe myself. I had been invited to participate in a video interview about...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
May.28.2010
Serendipity is one of those words you think you understand—more or less.  But it’s been voted one of the ten hardest English words to translate. The word was invented by the eighteenth century British writer Horace Walpole.  He was inspired by a Persian folk tale called “The Three Princes of...