Across the world millions of people play the lottery every day. I have often wondered why this is, since the chance of winning the lottery are about the same whether you play or not. So why do we play? The easy answer is that we dream of a better life and it’s a cheap ticket, indeed what I often call “cheap hope”.
We have been celebrating the life of Pete Seeger these past few weeks. There was a holy fool if ever one walked the earth. He stood up to Joe McCarthy and sang songs against convention. Pete kept to his principles and his fool’s errand singing for kids before he would bend to convention.