Some Kind of Afterlife: A Gambler’s Last Wager

Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” —

Shirley Jackson — The Haunting of Hill House

“Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth, and it proves false? If you gain, you gain…