Hakuna Matata Lie

Whether you have or have not watched The Lion King, you probably have heard the phrase Hakuna Matata, which means no worries. The movie begins with Simba being presented to the animal kingdom as the future king. For the first half hour or so, Simba is growing up while Scar, the king’s brother, schemes to rip itContinue reading “Hakuna Matata Lie”

Living Victorious – Part Three

In the game of RISK, the player wins by taking over the world. Now, usually this game can be played with a handful of people and at the beginning, most people will agree to “no alliances”. However, three hours into the game, people may begin to change their tune as it becomes strategic to alignContinue reading “Living Victorious – Part Three”

Living Victorious – Part Two

I won, and lost, in games of Dominoes last night. It had been ages since I had played the “normal” version (not Dominican-style, not 42, not Mexican train, but plain-old Dominoes). There’s actually quite a bit of strategy involved in this timeless competition, but my head was so consumed by adding for points, I struggledContinue reading “Living Victorious – Part Two”

Beyond 2020

2020. A year of a million memes, tragedies, quirks and new norms. A year that will go down in history for a global health pandemic, mass protesting, state-wide lockdowns and where masks are the new normal. An election year, nonetheless. Perhaps it will be remembered like 1776, 1912, 2001 or 1492. Perhaps 20 years fromContinue reading “Beyond 2020”

Falling out of Fear

The seasons are changing, the nights are getting longer, and pumpkins, fall and Halloween approaches. And in this time, people like to watch scary movies, go to haunted houses, or be tricked into feeling afraid. Not me – that’s a negative ghost rider. There’s actual footage of me crying my eyes out as a six-year-oldContinue reading “Falling out of Fear”

The Consequences of Conviction

My husband and I adopted a dog this week. At the shelter, he wouldn’t even come close to us, so we, out of blind faith, adopted him. Since then, he’s evolved every day. When we brought him home, the first step was to build enough trust with him in order to pet him. The nextContinue reading “The Consequences of Conviction”