• Life Lessons
  • When You Pass Through the Waters

    It was a Sunday afternoon when we drove up a dusty road to an old military base surrounded by high woven metal fences and barbed wire. Athena, a confident seasoned volunteer, and I, a less confident newbie, grabbed our backpacks and badges, hopped out of the van and walked toward the guard shack. We were […]

  • Life Lessons
  • One Million Fans

    This past weekend, I and some good friends lined up with 45,000 other runners at dark:30 on a chilly Sunday morning for the Chicago Marathon. The atmosphere was charged as runners stretched, jogged in place, ate their chosen power breakfast, listened to their pump up music, willed the jitters away and thought about the run ahead. The […]