Apparently We Have A Pretty Deep Bench

With thirteen UNC players suspended – eight of them starters – we thought Coach Butch Davis might need our help on the field last night at the season opener against LSU. After all I do have four full years eligibility in tact. So we suited up for the cause. Apparently we have a pretty deep [...]

Getting Fit with Fitty

Meet my new best friend and sidekick, Fitty. No not that Fitty, this one: “Fitty” is a piece of luggage loaded with books and hand weights so it weighs exactly fifty pounds. And for the next couple of weeks I am going to be hauling it back and forth around my house to train for [...]

My Kingdom For A Lazy River

Last weekend we celebrated Little Chick’s birthday out at the Hyatt Lost Pines resort where I spent hours floating round and round the lazy river. I am obsessed! For a manmade, bugless, troutless river, this really can’t be beat. Anything but lazy, I went into Texas Water Safari training-mode and swam against the current. What [...]

Pigmalion…or Pig Out Maven?

The Team Paddlefish craze is ablaze, and I cannot wait for the serious training to begin. That said I am having a terrible time getting into the whole “healthy eating” portion of the program. In fact, I am backsliding. Despite my best intentions, this weekend was an utter gluttony tour of Austin. Breakfast tacos from [...]

Calling Dr. Bombay

Did you know that on August 19th in 1692 five people were hanged in the Salem Witch trials? A harsh punishment for innocent people who were no doubt not actually witches. For the record, while I like Sinatra’s version of the song, I do not believe in witchcraft. But what about the opposite situation? What [...]

Are Zooplankton Low Carb?

Earlier this summer I announced some wild news: I am going to train and participate in next year’s Texas Water Safari, a 262-mile paddling endurance race from central Texas down to the coast. The more I learn about this race the uglier it gets. Fire ants, jellyfish, diaper rash, heat stroke, sleep deprivation, uncontrollable vomiting. [...]

Sweet Take Two

Some of you may recall a story I told about Little Chick’s first fish on the flyrod, a cutthroat that she caught on the Blackfoot two summers ago. That event remains a bright spot in our family folklore, so in an effort to recreate fishing magic for Little Chick, my mother once again treated us [...]

Convergence

If you’re like me, when you hear the word “convergence” you imagine two rivers flowing together to form a new body of water. But if you actually look up the word, you will find countless definitions, including mathematical, medical, lingual, social, and financial. I was particularly intrigued with the medical definition that eye doctors use: [...]