The Birth of a Possibility

The Birth of a Possibility

For the last 7 years I have been writing a blog on Christmas Eve. Usually by the lights of the tree, with a glass of sherry, and Christmas music playing in the background just loud enough to hear it but not enough to distract my thoughts. It is 3:03 Christmas morning...
The Anatomy of a Champion

The Anatomy of a Champion

Two legs, one arm. Two arms, one leg. A broken collarbone, a sprained knee, a ruptured Achilles, and sore heel. Blind, deaf, mute… Brain injury, cancer, paralyzed. Champions don’t all look or feel the same. They don’t all walk the same path or wear the same medals or...
This I Know is True

This I Know is True

Four years ago this weekend, I spent a cold morning volunteering at the Philadelphia Marathon. I was stationed at the finish line to hand out Mylar blankets to the finishers. I was in awe at what these people accomplished. “I would NEVER be able to run any of that…...
The Magic in the Moment

The Magic in the Moment

I have often loved reading those articles about the great sportsmanship and the amazing moments that happen when someone lifts someone else up in ways we never knew possible. When athletes triumph, and when those around them stand to the side to allow the moment to be...
Through Broken Pieces, We Mend

Through Broken Pieces, We Mend

Those days when the nights seem to never end and the days drag on… The beat in your chest races then fades away. And little by little there is a faint, dim light that keeps fading too. And your only hope now is that it doesn’t go all the way out. You pull, it tugs....