Sunday, December 10, 2017

Emma meets Karch

It’s not every night my fortunate 8-year-old gets to practice her multiplication tables of 12 - she got all the way up to 272 before taking a break - while being encouraged by the most decorated volleyball player ever and one of the best human beings I’ve ever been around in USA Volleyball Olympic women’s coach, Karch Kiraly. He even asked Emma all about “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” book and how the gals might work to become better baby-sitters by learning from those who do it so well, and Emma named our former nanny, dear Lena. Oh, and Karch challenged Emma to get past 3000 by 12s during the NCAA Regional final between Texas and Stanford. Blessed to have been assigned to cover a great sport with such amazing people!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Travis visits!

 These two accompanied me to the pool and were patient and supportive while keeping me company to bring my 2017 swim mileage total to 539 on Saturday morning. Then, of course, a stop at Crispian Bakery since Travis had to see all our regular haunts during his quick visit from Toronto! 
(Silly photo bomber Paul in the second picture has swum a couple hundred 
of those miles with me since we became regular swim partners in April).

Below is Cookiebar for ice cream after Cambodian dinner Friday night!
We miss Travis already. He made up a game called "ladder rack" where you call every ladder rack you see on a truck. Like slug bug for ladder racks. I still am doing it even now that he's gone.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DeMarcus Cousins photo bomb

This showed up on the AP wire, never the plan to be in the picture.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Emma and her teacher, Mr. Dodson, on Halloween!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Warriors nights

 New Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke is a great Coug! Sweet, talented gal.
 With great friend Al Attles, who coached the Warriors to a championship the year I was born in 1975. He had been in the hospital and this was his first night back last Wednesday, a day after his 81st birthday. He played in Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game and had 17 of his own on 8-for-8 shooting. 

Player development coach Chris DeMarco

500 miles!

 On Friday, Nov. 10, I hit my 2017 goal of 500 miles. My post from then: 
Goal for 2017 of 500 miles in the books this morning, with a swim that began in the soothing rain! Thankful for health and dear friends who swam alongside me day after day all year, and of course those wild geese flying overhead honking - my Dad sending his love and cheers.
Regularly swim in this lane for dear friend Arnie Fong, who died this time last year after a short fight with pancreatic cancer. I promised to keep his lane warm, and do so daily.
Now, with seven weeks to go, I’ll push on and try for 550-560, if the tired shoulders and cramping calves don’t fail me first.
(Thanks, Paul, for the surprise video this week).
Here's to my Dad: Peter, Paul and Mary's "500 Miles"