Mike, my significant other, bought a new version of my favorite board game, RISK. This one uses a map of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. We invited our writer’s group over today for a little holiday cheer and a bit of world domination. It took about four hours, but my limey green elves were victorious in the end. Sometimes, the dice and the cards are with me. Now, if I could just manage that much luck in my job search….