Faithful readers (I mean, “hi mom and dad”!), I know things have been a bit quiet on the blog front as of late. With a goal of writing at least one a month I thought I would cut it close to the deadline and squeak one in on the last day of the month. While… Continue reading Grinding


For swimmers that live in cooler climes this is a very exciting time of year. Hope springs eternal for swimming outdoors; in open water and in outdoor pools. Specifically, speaking it is indoor pools with bubbles that go “topless” (See Topless & Outdoors blog from 2016) that excites swimmers in this rite of spring. I… Continue reading Undressing

P.S.~I love you

Recently, my long time friend Dave said that Bend was about have “Winter 2”. Wait, what? It was officially spring! Winter 2 is when you are lulled into a sense of spring and warm weather and you get a cold snap. I’m talking like mid-20’s to low-30’s. It may be big blue skies…yet cold! We… Continue reading P.S.~I love you

A Hui Hou

Winter is fine to a point, and that breaking point is reached sooner and sooner every year. It’s at that time we search for warm water, sunshine, trade wind breezes, tropical drinks and sunsets. That is exactly what we did and headed too Maui for a couple weeks of rest and relaxation. In these times… Continue reading A Hui Hou

Hindsight-A Year In Review

Well…let’s all just hope that “hindsight is really 2020”. 2020 a year to remember and to forget! I vividly recall standing in Copley Square ringing in the new year looking at the Prudential lit up with 2020 and thinking of grand dreams and swimming goals. By March 12th life as we knew it suddenly…changed. The… Continue reading Hindsight-A Year In Review

Where it all began…

Well…as our 20 year run on the East Coast ends… I guess it’s time to circle back to where it all began. No-I am not going to make this a sentimental journey of raising our children in the classic New England village of Weston, family summers on Nantucket or the life long friends we have… Continue reading Where it all began…

The River*

Can 2020 just be over? Global health pandemics, social justice unrest, upcoming elections (ugh) and now wildfires raging in Oregon. From my prior blogpost my readers likely surmised I was in Central Oregon to spend the month of September. With forest fires 50 miles away from Bend what is typically a nice time weather-wise to… Continue reading The River*