Category: Athletics

Two Jackets and a Knife

I was sitting on the couch in my normal spot, laptop in my lap, feet on the coffee table, television on with the volume down, when my roommate came stumbling in with a large, stuffed duffle bag, beaming with excitement. “Look at all this STUFF,” she said as she was pulling out endless amounts of embroidered clothes. Practice t-shirts, three… Read more →

I Gotta Cut Loose

When I worked at the University of Central Florida it was required for all of us to attend mandatory Diversity Training. During the training we listened to lectures, we filled out questionnaires, and in an attempt to promote inclusive behavior and understand how others are different, we participated in interactive tests with strangers. Of course this would have been more… Read more →

On The Verge

It started on a Monday night. The humidity was thick, the ground was hard, the air was dusty. I rushed to the bench, apparently decked out head-to-toe in UC apparel – equipment hat, lacrosse t-shirt, CPaw shorts. I elected to play right field, allowing the new player to play my normal, left-center position. Without catching my breath from running to… Read more →

Non-Cheering Fan

I may jerk my leg when something big happens, or “ooh” and “ahh,” but an all-out, hoot-and-holler just doesn’t happen from this lady. I can’t remember the last time I clapped at an event. However, I have found myself, along with my boss and co-workers, absolutely cheering with joy during the World Cup. Moaning in disappointment, groaning at bad calls,… Read more →

Road Racin’

I have spent years and years trying to figure out my dream job. I’m happy where I am, I like what I do, but for the better part of my career I was either miserable or borderline content with my chosen profession. People would say, “What have you always wanted to do?” or “Do what you love and it won’t… Read more →