Buon Mare

Allora…Il mare, una volta che ha lanciato il suo incantesimo, ci tiene per sempre nella sua rete di meraviglia~Yves Jacques Cousteau The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever~Yves Jacques Cousteau Don’t worry this blog won’t all be in Italian (perhaps only a few newly learned words) however… Continue reading Buon Mare

Graduation(s)

Graduations and new beginnings abound… This past two weekends we celebrated Courtney’s graduations from the University of Washington’s and the Foster School of Business with a quick trip to Boston between the weekends. There was a lot that made these weekends special. First, Courtney is a fourth generation grad from the UW; great grandma, both… Continue reading Graduation(s)

Take The Waters

Unbelievably in the second week of April we woke up four mornings in a row with snow on the ground! We needed a plan and fast! That night we started googling frantically for warmer climes. Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara all were very enticing however with two days notice the flights were pretty… Continue reading Take The Waters

Sesenta

Milestone birthdays are celebrated in a variety of fashions. For my 50th birthday, nearly a decade ago, I celebrated mine by swimming in 50 different pools in the year. Much more challenging logistically than I would have thought. Shannon is celebrating her milestone birthday this year—sesenta (aka 60)! She doesn’t really have anything swim related… Continue reading Sesenta

A Year In Review 2021

Well…as I sit to write this year end blog I am not totally sure where to start. In many ways this year felt much like 2020 filled with all that grief, angst and tedium of the covid pandemic. In many other ways, there were green shoots of optimism, positivity, accomplishment and feelings of “normal times”.… Continue reading A Year In Review 2021

Shaka

If the shaka hand gesture is the ultimate Hawaiian symbol for “hang loose” or “right on” I’ll shoot a double shaka for going to back to Maui twice this year! While not a totally unplanned trip back to the Valley Isle this trip was a twice postponed work trip that happened to be rescheduled a… Continue reading Shaka

👑 Catalina Channel 👑

Well…I have a lot of L.A. stories however this story I will remember for a long time to come! In fact, it will be hard not to think about this story every time I fly in and out of LAX as I will be looking down at the Catalina Channel knowing I swam across it… Continue reading 👑 Catalina Channel 👑