A legal alien in Cyprus

'Denkpartner' by Hans-Jörg Limbach, 1980 (sculpture of the head of a man in deep thought)

This blog isn’t a personal diary but it’s worth sharing the latest development in my betting story. My work rate began to slow down about 18 months ago as family dynamics were becoming too big a handicap. Late last summer I realized that something had to give, and it wasn’t going to be my commitment to see the betting through. A change of scene was the obvious solution and lucky for me my father owns an apartment in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Cyprus. It only took a day or two to make up my mind.
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The morality of betting: A case for the defence

Closeup of Benjamin Franklin's portrait on the 100-dollar bill

Anyone who takes betting seriously is bound to reflect upon the morality of it all sooner or later. In my case it was actually a friend of mine who got me thinking about the topic after something he said a while back. We were small talking about how professional sports betting might compare with an ordinary job. After kindly accomodating the commitment I’d already made to my betting project, he hesitantly objected, ‘it’s someone else’s money’.
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