I’m A Youth Sports Success Story And My Parents Didn’t Morph Into Aliens To Make Me One

I played all my games on Earth. Now when I venture into the realm of youth sports, it sometimes feels like I've wandered onto another planet. My youth sports career... No, let's not call it a career. Sports are not a kid's job, they're a life experience. My youth sports journey followed several distinct phases.… Continue reading I’m A Youth Sports Success Story And My Parents Didn’t Morph Into Aliens To Make Me One

Capture This Moment With Your Mind’s Eye Not Your Camera’s

Young Shannon is not impressed, but she did dress to match her decorations.

I often find myself so overwhelmed by the beauty of something I feel like I might actually explode. I used to figure this was probably weird until I read a passage in an outstanding book about introverts┬áthat referred to a subset of people who are also "highly sensitive". It said, "...you're more apt than the… Continue reading Capture This Moment With Your Mind’s Eye Not Your Camera’s

A Million Tiny Rocks

Gravel roads bring back many memories for me. When I was little the busy five-lane paved street that now runs just feet away, next to my house, was a gravel road. I heard the distinctive rumble cars make on gravel every day while I played in the yard. My house was hard to keep dusted.… Continue reading A Million Tiny Rocks