Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Rehab

When my dad died in July I went to his house to help with the clear out. This was a big deal in many ways – not least of which because I was finally allowed to go into and go through his sacred place: his garage full of fishing supplies. Packed to the brim, his […]

2016: New Year, New Word

The French say that you have all of January to welcome in a new year and to give your new year wishes to everyone. Seeing as I never did a 2015 round up post, it is almost mid January, and I work for a French company, I hereby declare myself French for the purposes of […]

Sportsmanship: Don’t Cross the Line

I’ve been doing some thinking. About sportsmanship. And particularly about behaviours that I find unacceptable, those that “cross the line”. Here’s what’s not cool in my book: It is not cool to make fun of people who are slow. It is not cool to make fun of people who have challenges – be it intellectual […]

Never Afraid

This past weekend we went to Paris for our annual pre-Christmas getaway. We go every year, for a weekend of together time before the holiday season arrives full force. This year was a little different. A lot of people asked if we would cancel our weekend as a result of the November 13th attacks. My […]

Goodbye 44, Hello 45

I turned 45 last week. Goodbye 44, Hello 45! Maybe if I say that enough it will sink in. I just celebrated my 45th birthday. 4-5. To be honest with you, I have been more than ready to start my new year. Don’t get me wrong. 44 was awesome and included many highpoints. Like celebrating […]

A Bit of Thumper Wisdom

In the past few weeks I have been astounded by the peoples of the internet. They all need to go back to Disney School to take heed of some Thumper Basics. Why is it that when some folks aren’t forced to have an “in person” conversation but instead can sit behind a keyboard and screen, all common courtesies […]

Paratriathlon: Giving Back

I have written before about my core values – my belief system that my parents helped to shape… If you can do something, do it. If you can give something, give it. If you love something, figure out a way to give back to it. It is no surprise to anyone who reads this blog […]

Thinking Makes It So

Or maybe we make it that way. I’ve been thinking about this a lot – do I overcomplicate my life? Do my thoughts make things more – or less – complicated than they need to be? Since my dad died in July I have found myself in the middle of some unpleasant situations. Some related […]