“Take me out to the ball game,” I love the 7th inning stretch. Always have, beginning way back in the upper decks of Shea Stadium and continuing today (just a few rows closer:) at Chavez Ravine. “Take me out with the crowd,” How cool is it that everyone stands, links arms and sings along: […]
One-by-one. Not too often, but the pace is accelerating. Friends are falling by the wayside. And with each passing my parent’s extended circle gets a little smaller. Conversations and updates on the so-and-so’s get a bit shorter. Shared experiences fade. We walk a fine line between the present and a memory.
To me […]
I have a coach that helps me navigate the training regime for all of these crazy endurance events I find myself drawn to. Once I commit we sit down and he tries to talk some sense into me. He starts by telling me I am not crazy and that anything is possible as long […]
I am getting old. I’m almost 385 in dog years. Humph… The other day I got yet another invite in the mail to join AARP. This time I tossed it in the “I do need to deal with this but not right now” pile. I used to just trash them, but I’ve come to […]
And he lives in Nashville. Went there recently to reconnect and discovered a whole new world of possibilities. My cousin Bruce started playing later in life, well into career and family. Neck deep in “no bandwidth: too much to do, how can I possibly set aside :30 minutes a day to play?” territory. And […]
We have a big tree in the backyard that owls use as a resting place when they need a break from the strong canyon winds. They usually come in around dusk, sometimes just after. I jumped up and rushed out back as soon as I heard the […]
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 […]
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 family fatherhood fire founders yoga french open high sierras hiking kaiteriteri half LA Marathon laundry living marathon mentors mile Newtons NYC Marathon Outside looking in paris partners racing random risk running Salt Lake City the wall thrusters Travels vacation vince weasels Wellington Marathon work