Friday, May 13, 2011


"People can't understand why a man 
runs. They don't see any sport in it. Argue it lacks the sight and thrill of body contact. Yet, the conflict is there, more raw and challenging than any man
 versus man competition. For in running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions."—U.S. Olympian Glenn Cunningham

My son typed out these words and pasted them on his bedroom door when he was 14 years old and had just joined his high school track and field squad. The quote is still there five years later, the paper curling over at the margins, the scotch tape edged in dust, waiting for his return. On Sunday, we are driving upstate to pack up our college boy up and bring him home for the summer. Our niece will also be traveling back with us, on her way through to Jamaica. In between the packing up and sorting and storing of belongings, our daughter will get in a couple of college visits. One of her first choice schools will be nearby. All that to say we're off on an adventure and I may be out of touch for a while. See you when we return. 


  1. Enjoy the adventure, dear Angella! Not sure if you have stopped by lately, but my oldest girl's first commercial is up and running! Would love to share it with you:)


  2. Well like my previous comment said, your son seems very grounded and it's great that you allow him to choose his own path.
    Your children seem to have inherited not only great value, but also a very clairvoyant perspective on who they are. You are clearly doing a great job.
    Have fun on your road trip and come back soon!

  3. Travel safe Angella, my fantasy of meeting you in a fly-by in NYC will have to wait.

  4. Debra, the commercial is fabulous! Your daughter is a natural!

    Miss A, some days i feel more sure of the "good job" than others. some days it feels like a crapshoot. and some days it feels as if i have failed my children miserably. but they are good kids. thank you.

    Dierdre, i love your fantasy!