Category Archives: family

Swimming Lessons

#1 – A second is a long damn time. 2 seconds might as well be forever. #2 – The 400 IM is marginally worse than the 200 Fly in short course and exponentially worse in long course. #3 – It’s … Continue reading

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Random Shuffle

There are nearly 2 weeks worth of songs on my iTunes. When I start my car, Bluetooth magically starts a random shuffle of all songs. Some mornings I’m treated to Bing Crosby‘s White Christmas, PitBull’s Fireball Gordon Lightfoot’s Sundown, Prince’s … Continue reading

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Gift of the Magi

I’ve traded boudin for Big Sur. There are pros and cons to every decision, and if it seems to be too good to be true– it probably is. I love living in California. Every day is suffused with spectacular beauty … Continue reading

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Continental Divide

To make a long blog short, I’d have never done this crazy cross-country move in a covered wagon hitched to a pair of mules, especially with kids in tow. (Although I suspect that a couple hundred years ago the roads … Continue reading

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Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

That’s the exact status of my mens’ college basketball bracket. I’m mucking up the bottom with my Duke, Gonzaga, and LSU final picks. It’s estimated that the loss of productivity during March Madness is $6.3 billion a year (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/march-madness-takes-a-toll-on-productivity.html). Who … Continue reading

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The Last Swim Meet

I’m sitting on the metal bleachers at the Birmingham Crossplex, inhaling chlorine and exhaling tears. During senior presentations, it occured to me that I might not be here next year to witness this for Lyle. I’m not crying because I’ll … Continue reading

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Halfway to Infinity

I joined a group called 12 Short Stories. You submit 1 a month and there’s a max limit of 1500 words. The prompt for the month of January was “No One Can Ever Know.” I wrote a story titled Halfway to … Continue reading

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