T – 1 Day to Kickoff

“Good afternoon, everyone! On behalf of Southwest Airlines, we’d like to welcome you to this Boeing 737 non-stop flight to Tahiti…” I was sitting in my seat gripping the armrests and the plane hadn’t even detached from the boarding ramp yet. The flight attendant paused in his speech, looked down at the papers in hisContinue reading “T – 1 Day to Kickoff”

Have fun. Don’t die.

Those were my sisters parting words to me.  I was standing in my parents’ kitchen bidding farewell to a few of my siblings – the rest of them would have been there to see me off, but with kids and jobs and homes that existed far away in other states, phone calls and text messagesContinue reading “Have fun. Don’t die.”