The most triggering event of this decade wasn’t COVID. It wasn’t being quarantined for 14 days of my visit to see my mom because I was exposed, but negative. It wasn’t even the capitol riots. It was this morning when my housekeeper didn’t check my pockets and washed my lottery ticket.

I used to believe that the lottery was a tax on people who were bad at math. But something seeped in when I got my ticket. With the minuscule prospect of hitting a $180 million PowerBall. I started dreaming. …

Diane Dye Hansen

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