The Fat Lady Doesn’t Sing

Last week, I scrolled upon a friend and former collegiate athlete’s Instagram picture. The image was of her on the track running in her first race in two years. Having taken time off for a variety of reasons, she was obviously excited to be back doing what she loved to do. I could tell from this oneContinue reading “The Fat Lady Doesn’t Sing”

8 Things I Miss About Playing Volleyball in the 80’s

I could never have played volleyball today. You guys are so explosive, so big, so powerful and so good! I have to admit, I’m kind of jealous. Seeing my beloved game today makes me think that the game I fell in love with and played for almost twenty years is like a long-lost cousin withContinue reading “8 Things I Miss About Playing Volleyball in the 80’s”


“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious” –Vince Lombardi See the look on that face? We all know that look. ThatContinue reading “#winning”

Objects In Mirror*

As a little girl, I used to occasionally catch glimpses of my mother’s morning beauty routine. She might be looking here or there for some part of her wardrobe like those shoes or that necklace. Her hair adorned with neat rows of hot rollers pinned in their places and sprayed just enough to hold theContinue reading “Objects In Mirror*”

There’s a Hero In This Picture

There is a hero in this picture. She looks like a regular person (I guess most hero’s do), but she is extraordinary. I ran to join in this picture  just as they were about to click the shutter. I popped into a hasty squat and was a little off balance so I grabbed the galsContinue reading “There’s a Hero In This Picture”

10 Things I Learned About Life By Playing Volleyball

Oh goody! A listicle!! What started off as an effort to mock the listicle (a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure), blossomed into the fruits of my volleyball career slash psychology degrees slash six years experience as a mom. You can hate it or you can love it, but I’mContinue reading “10 Things I Learned About Life By Playing Volleyball”