Monthly Archives: February 2019

Out Buying Marbles

Lenny was out on the town with his daddy and they entered a toy store. “I would like to buy twelve marbles, daddy,” said Lenny loudly. “Ok, my boy, let’s ask the man,” said daddy. “We have lots of marbles, … Continue reading

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The Speaker Sequence

One Sunday evening in River City, CNXY was in the process of televising a mayoral candidate debate with ten aspirants so they could practice their persuasive oratory on voters to gain their votes. A random method was employed to program … Continue reading

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Picking a High Card

Jake, now a full club member, was back again at the Happy Valley Card Club on a cold and snowy Friday evening. As usual, there were many people standing around a large rectangular table by the bar, where Charlie, the … Continue reading

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The Four Card Deal

Jake dropped by the Happy Valley Card Club to see what was happening on a snowy winter’s Friday evening in December. Jake enjoyed the conviviality and high-spirited discussions about the probabilities of card games in the lounge by the bar. … Continue reading

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