Vacations + retirement = time

Many families are enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation.  Before long college students will return to campus and school buses will roam the neighborhood.  Our family is back from vacation and starting to think about next year’s possibilities.  When did planning a...

STS Race Report

The trees were full of color as the grey cliffs surrounded me on a 10-mile swim through the Tennessee River gorge.  After completing a 6-mile swim earlier this summer, I wanted to test myself and see if I could go further.  My curiosity persisted and there was only...

Messaging

My oldest son and I spent time on campus last week taking part in freshman orientation.  The students were split up in small groups from the start and set off to explore campus and have fun.  Meanwhile in the auditorium, parents heard from various university leaders...

Race report

This past Sunday I swam 4.4 miles across the Chesapeake Bay with 650 other swimmers, what an experience!  This event had not been held since 2019, so the race director and swimmers were excited for it to take place.  Here’s a recap of the day and some thoughts on open...