Ernest and I played "Life" this afternoon. As we totalled up after the game, I looked at the scraps of paper I found in the box. Many game tallies showed that time after time, Ernest won.
Today, I said "You won again, and you didn't even cheat." Two beats. Then we said in unison, "ANY MORE." Both of us remembering that when he was younger he always had to be the Policeman. And earn $100,000. Always.