I don't play Solitaire, I play FreeCell (Kings Solitaire). An old habit I picked up 20+ years ago and still have. But how bad is it? That depends on your viewpoint. It takes me an average of about 5 minutes per game. So far this year I'm just shy of 1,000 games played.' And the year is only half over! That is around 5,000 minutes spent with no return on investment. Sure, I get the satisfaction of knowing I can win every game, whoopee. I could have posted 1,000 ads or commented on 1,000 forum postings. 5 minutes, that's all it takes to post a free classified ad. For me it's no big loss, for others it could be the difference between success and failure. That's why I gave up one game to write this post. Back to what matters.... game on.