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A Man for All Seasons

This piece originally appeared in the Women’s Sports Foundation newsletter in 1995.  My father passed away in October 1994, just after I completed my internship with the organization. You could say my father took a passing interest in my sports … Continue reading

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Lucky

Beautiful mornings are different here. It’s 65 degrees, overcast with a steady 10 mile per hour breeze. It’s not windy, the air doesn’t buffet me, but rather wraps around me like a silky top sheet, billowing gently across my skin. … Continue reading

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What an In-Teresting Monster.

I scared a dog today. I didn’t mean to, of course, but it happened. I didn’t understand what was making Charlie uncomfortable until I tucked my hair behind my ear and it all became clear. I have crazy hair. It’s … Continue reading

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Simple

I’m sitting on the couch with Harley curled up at my side, snoozing away. The Keith Jarrett Trio’s cover of “It’s All In the Game,” one of my all-time favorite pieces, is drifting over us. Being alone like this with … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

A few months ago my dear friends gave me the best gift possible: my own set of keys to their cabin in the woods.  To a country girl who adores the smell of pine trees and the sound of the … Continue reading

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Who’s Pullin’ My Tail?!

I shouldn’t be amused by this, but I am. I won’t win any Mother of the Year awards for telling this story, either. But we roll with humor in this house, so here goes. Harley has developed a new habit … Continue reading

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First Crushes Are Hard

Helen is in love. Hopelessly devoted to a boy who doesn’t even know she’s alive. Every night, she waits for him to return, hoping that this time, he’ll notice her, play with her. Even just glance her way, acknowledge her. … Continue reading

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