Ginny

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1098 is a Big Number!

I’ve been quiet on the social media front for a while now, I guess because I’ve been busily, greedily, living life, and unwilling to pause. But, I’m about to embark on an adventure – as in Tuesday, October 16th at 8 a.m. eastern time – which is so much larger than I, and yet, is also quite personal; so I’ve decided to write about it as regularly as possible over the course of the next two weeks. […]

October 17th, 2017|Determination, Non-Profit, Pat Summitt|

Wise Men’s Words

At zero-dark-thirty this past Thursday morning, outside my hotel on Manhattan’s upper west side, I stepped into a yellow cab, settled myself on the hard vinyl seat, and greeted my driver. A burly man turned and greeted me with a big smile and an accented, happily enthusiastic “good morning.” […]

December 12th, 2016|Election, Essays, Hope|

Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice-Cream Go Together, but Not Olympics & Sacrifice

The other night, during the Opening Ceremonies of the XXXIst Olympiad, NBC’s announcers exclaimed over the event’s centerpiece: the country by country procession of over eleven thousand athletes, […]

August 8th, 2016|2016 Summer Olympics, Essays, Olympics|

The End of the Olympics?

The Rio Games mark the end of the twelfth decade of the modern Olympics, an impressive track record, yet far outstripped by the tenure of the original Games, which started in 776 B.C. and lasted nearly twelve centuries. Given the most recent news […]

August 1st, 2016|2016 Summer Olympics, Olympics, Sports, Sportsmanship|

My Not-So-Wicked Stepmother (And What She Taught Me)

I really did hate her for a long time. It didn’t start out that way. My parents, with my mother at the helm, had dragged us through a messy divorce that left all four of us children in various states of devastation, confusion, and uncertainty. I was desperate for adult concern and caring. When I [...]

April 26th, 2016|Family, Parenting|

Professional Women’s Sports Aren’t Going Anywhere

Jewell Loyd rushes down court late in the fourth quarter. (Neil Enns/Storm Photos) Forty years ago in early March of 1976, I joined eighteen of my Yale Women’s Crew teammates in a strip-in protest over the lack of equal facilities at the University’s boathouse, twelve long miles from campus. While we invoked Title [...]

April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Why You Should Throw Everyone Else’s Definition of ‘Success’ Out

If this Olympian cared too much about what others thought, she’d never have medaled When people talk about success, I always wonder what their definition is. Sure, criteria like celebrity, wealth and power come to mind. […]

February 19th, 2016|Essays, Following Your Dreams, Success|

It’s Never Love at First Draft

Why would anyone want to read the original manuscript of a young writer who subsequently wrote a world-renowned classic, except to trace the development of that writer? Why, upon reading it, would anyone ascribe meaning to that manuscript so as to diminish, question or require a re-thinking of the writer’s fabulously successful published work? […]

August 3rd, 2015|Essays|

An Adventure to the Women’s World Cup – An Odyssey Worth the Effort

Damn! How could it be nearly 4pm, 3:55, and we were still not in the arena? My wife, Lynn, daughter, Sierra, and I had left our house over six hours earlier. More than enough time to reach BC Place, a mere 110 miles from our starting point. Ok, that didn’t count the […]

July 10th, 2015|Empowering Women, Sports, Women's Soccer|

We Believe

Sun June 21 vs Phoenix @ Key Arena (Photo credit: Neil Enns) The defending champions came to town without Taurasi (sitting out 2015) and Griner (suspended 7 games). Not that we missed them much. Though Taurasi is always fun to tease… The Storm won the first quarter 21-19 with 6 players scoring, led by Renee’s 6 off the bench. (she appears to be applying for her 2nd 6th Woman of the Year award.) […]

June 24th, 2015|Seattle Storm, WNBA|
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