Stopped eating bread a while ago. I was at a dinner in NYC with a friend of mine and bread came up in conversation. Apparently he doesn’t eat bread, just stopped one-day years ago, yes, years ago, and that fascinated me. Mostly because it had never occurred to me not to eat bread, I […]
One afternoon in the Marais (how cool is that for an opening line?) Teri and Vince were tired from a hectic morning of sightseeing so Adele and I set off to do the father daughter thing. You would think a 15 year old would hide under the bed when her dad suggested shopping but […]
One of my favorite teachers, Madame Killlelay, taught high school French. I think she tops the list because she insisted that we speak only French in her classroom, “seulement le francais,” which forced us to learn words we did not know on our own, in real time, pre-Google Translator. It could also be because […]
Was a hot day in Nice. I had some down time before the flight back home and I decided to spend it walking the Promenade des Anglais. I have distinct memories of being there as a kid when I camped through Europe with my family back in the early ‘70s. An experience I later […]
And legs. And mind, body and spirit. Just whisper “Kowies, Fields, Bothas, Inchanga or Polly Shortts” in the company of kindred spirits and they will pause to consider the possibilities. And their own outcomes. Ask about Sir Arthur. Or the kids at the Ethembeni School. Casually mention Drummond, Cato Ridge or Camper Down. Hum […]
Seriously? It’s Saturday morning. I mean what kind of message is that suppose to send to us weekenders? We’re not the AGRO, aggressive, 5:30p class that blares heavy-metal music, max’s out everything all the time, grunts, growls, hyper-ventilates, curses, spits, sweats and ultimately collapses on the floor in a jumbled mass of sweat and […]
Dad via text: “send a pic people here want to see”
Dad’s internal conversation: “It’s crazy that fire is a spectator sport here in LA, watching the fearless firefighters waging battle against the elements, smoke counts some but actual flames get the utmost respect, they’re the real deal. Maybe we’re […]
And we were fortunate enough to be in his house, his Mt. Olympus, on the hallowed grounds of Rolland Garros for La Decima.
As soon as he walked onto the court you just knew it was fate. You could feel it […]
As far as elements go I have always had great respect for water. I appreciate its power in all forms: from a gentle drizzle to a howling Nor’easter, from puddles to oceans and rivers to streams. It’s some times a giver and others a taker. Constantly moving in a zero sum game, morphing from […]
I am happy to be back at work. After three weeks vacation, the first time ever in almost thirty years of clocking in 9 to 5 (and then some), I decided to live the dream and take a full three weeks. Not two. Three. Live life like those crazy Europeans that we hear so […]
Who I am in 140 characters…runner, traveler, a writer of sorts; starter, creator, a founder of shorts; husband, father, a brother and son; all jumbled together emerging as one.
Things in the not to distant past
Lots of stuff30 years about me adele apples bungy chaos theory chopping wood comrades cross country crossfit current earthquakes elements fire founders yoga french open high sierras hiking kaiteriteri half LA Marathon laundry living living in la marathon mentors mile Newtons Nice NYC Marathon Outside looking in paris partners racing random risk running Salt Lake City the wall thrusters Travels vacation vince weasels Wellington Marathon work