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Category Archives: Running Chatter

We just returned home after nearly two weeks away. A trip we’ve been anticipating for months and was the motivation to put our heads down and get our June work done so that we can enjoy time away. After having taken several smaller trips away with our little people, I’ve come to understand that the…

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Wednesday morning at 8:20 I stood in our driveway like I’ve done on hundreds of other mornings over the last few years. Charlie and Chanelle did as they normally do–fought incessantly over a basketball game played with a soccer ball and Meadow did, well, whatever she wanted, which on this particular day was ribbon play. Taza…

Have you heard Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement speech yet? I’m not talking about his incredible rendition of the Star Trek theme song or even his lovely accapella tribute to Whitney Houston and/or Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You–both which are great. But I’m talking about meat of his speech.  His words, his story, his…

The end of school is near. Like really, really near. Seven days to be exact. The end of the school year feels a lot like to the final leg of a long run. I know the finish line is right around the corner, but still I wonder, will I make it? Last week when I picked Meadow…

My incredible grandmother passed away on Saturday. So, this week, we took a whirlwind trip back home. Back with my family, my first tribe. My dad, my aunts and uncles, my sea of cousins and their families. I have lots of thoughts about this experience that I hope, one day, to put into words. For now,…