Daily Archives: January 10, 2013

What sports mean to me

I love everything related to athletics. The daily practices. The early mornings. The long days. The brutal practices. The mixture of nerves and excitement that comes with competition. The euphoria that comes with victory and the bitter taste that accompanies … Continue reading

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Therapy to Heal the Brain = Movements of the Body

I was eight when my mother adopted my little sister. Tiffany was only five months old when she joined our family on April Fool’s Day of ’99, but during those first months my sister suffered unimaginable damage to her brain … Continue reading

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Not Again…seriously

Junior year: fractured T8 vertebrae Senior year: Torn MCL Freshman year of college: Not even sure what to call this one.  I tore all the ligaments in my big toe, and the sesamoid bones underneath the base of my big … Continue reading

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On How This Helps

This class will help me get my act together.  I have never cared to listen to my body’s needs or taken the time to learn how the things worked inside of it.  I have played little sports possibly due to … Continue reading

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Eventually, the sun goes down

I’ve surfed the wall a hundred times.  Normally, I scan the horizon for sets on the outside or look through the windows of the houses lining 10th street.  I do everything I can to position myself in the right spot … Continue reading

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Clumsy

When I was young I was clumsy. Wasn’t everyone? Wandering around my elementary school hallways I recall fearing stairs because I had an uncanny ability to trip and fall every time I walked up or down them. I hated gym … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Ice

It wasn’t an easy transition, returning to Colby after 4 months of travel in South America.  The freedom of the road, living under an open sky, an endlessly changing horizon, and an insecure future, all lost in the rigid structure … Continue reading

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Hey, Aqualung

I learned to scuba dive when I was in 7th grade. My dad had been an avid scuba diver when he was younger and had convinced me to try it. He was assisted by my uncle, a former scuba instructor … Continue reading

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“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”

I come from a family of six, the youngest of four very different kids who have taken their lives to places around the globe and homes just blocks away from where we grew up.  The artistic and whacky brother living … Continue reading

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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. -Winston Churchill

As kids, my dad instilled athleticism in my brothers and I, not only with encouragement to be active and play any sport that interested us, but also to believe that we were the key to our success. During his childhood … Continue reading

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Sluggers & Steroids

Today for the first time since 1996 the Baseball Writers of America elected no new members to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was the first year of Hall of Fame eligibility for players such as Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds … Continue reading

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