My friends Nikki and Carla describe a ‘Markle Moment’ as the moment when you reach your highest high…only to implode in the blink of a catastrophic eye to your lowest low.

It’s something that apparently I created.

Nikki, Carla, and my best friends from college were playing ‘Gin & Gin’ in 2009 with me at Carla’s apartment in Chicago. Originally, it was supposed to be a book club, but it quickly devolved into us just playing Gin Rummy and drinking a lot of gin. I was being a real asshole during this particular game: snarky, gloating, and clearly relishing my impending victory. At…