Going for Gold

I love watching the Olympics. 206 nations come together in a series of games to compete for the bronze, silver, and gold while trying to set some world records. There’s nothing quite like it.  I suppose, a few millennia ago, the only thing that would cause such a convergence of countries would be plagues, violence,Continue reading “Going for Gold”

The Story Behind Silent Night

I love singing Christmas songs. Some have gotten old, some have become annoying yet I still find myself humming, “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas,” while doing the dishes, and some are enchanting like the hymn Silent Night. The text below comes from the third stanza and has been sung to celebrate the birth ofContinue reading “The Story Behind Silent Night”

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”