Secretly, I did flip off the village idiot …

I am a recovering fanatic. Really. I am. What? You’ve never heard the term before? OK. OK. I coined it but mark my words peeps, one day Oprah will do a show about people like me (that is if she ever does the smart thing and returns to hosting a talk show instead of running…

Why all kids should be involved in sports —

I’m lucky I was an athlete. And I am blessed to have children that are also athletes. Not just because of their impending success, but because of the failures. And even more so, for all the friendships made on the field, on the track, on the court — for those friends that carried me through…

I have THUNDER THIGHS … Jealous??

“Envy comes from people’s own ignorance of, or lack of belief in their own gifts.” ~ Jean Vanier Oddly enough, jealousy isn’t an emotion I’ve often been afflicted with – I mean sure, when I was younger I used to wish I was part of The Royal Family … but then as years passed I wised…

My future under Friday Night Lights

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo…

A Nod to the NCAA Soccer Gods

I don’t usually do this – post pics of family or link to other blogs – alas, I couldn’t help but share this photo of my 13 year old heading a soccer ball in the front yard – now everyone out there say a quick prayer to the NCAA Gods that she’ll be offered a…

Ever asked a five year old to multitask??

OK, OK … so I stepped away from writing for a few days. Not intentionally, more by accident … life threw me one of those curveballs and I bobbled it, dropped it and have spent the last week trying to find it so I can huck it back to where it came from. See I…

Why isn’t the Super Bowl a Superbowl?

Downtown Indy Two Nights Ago Day Five of Fourteen: Compound words are two words that can standalone or come together to make another word.  And there are lots of them.  BUT, there are no straightforward (yes that is a compound word too) rules for their formation. Highschool, not high school … that’s one that I…