Dear Son, life is a gamble Departed before sun rose, back after it set Dear Son, life is a gamble. It’s also complicated. And often fast paced. Hawaii reminded me of this today. Like I need a reminder at my age? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.