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If You Dream Big, Define Success Accordingly

I’m a big believer in the power and importance of dreaming. I’m not talking about fantasies or the stuff that wishes are made of. I’m talking about aspirations that take hold of you and your life and won’t let go. You can’t shake them even if they seem impossible at the beginning, outlandish, or well beyond your reach. I believe dreams arise from a complicated, highly personal mix of our life experience; what we know, what interests us, and […]

June 23rd, 2015|Following Your Dreams, Sports, Success|

STORM GAME #5 vs CONN @ Key Arena 6-16

(Photo credit: Neil Enns) The two stories of this game were Abby’s Block Party and the questionable ref-fing (a favorite lament of any sports fan). Connecticut brought a 3-1 record with their newly re-vamped line-up, including Millie and Strick who were traded for Renee and KML. Very odd to see Millie in navy blue! And she still had the same moves and they still worked. She notched 12 points for the game. […]

June 19th, 2015|Seattle Storm, WNBA|


  (Photo credit: Storm Photography) June 11 @ Minn, the preseason favorites Who likes to talk about bad news? With 3:19 to go in the first quarter things were looking pretty good with the Storm down just 11-12. Then a Minny 7 point run made it 11-19. Second quarter was better with the Storm just trailing 18-20 but that put them at a 10 point deficit at the half. Then the roof got blown off in the 3rd quarter with Minn […]

June 16th, 2015|Seattle Storm, WNBA|


Tuesday June 9th at Tulsa The Storm started strong at home with a young, revamped team, but how good can they be? They headed out On The Road to Find Out. Let’s just say it was A Hard Day’s Night. The opening tip went to Bird who fired it to a streaking, wide-open O’Hea who proceeded to miss an uncontested lay-in. Mamma Mia! […]

June 10th, 2015|Seattle Storm, WNBA|


(Photo credit: Neil Enns) That’s the Storm’s tagline this year.  To catch you up, we have Sue Bird in her 14th year, Alysha Clark (AC) in her 4th year, Crystal Langhorne (Lang) in her 2nd year, Abby Bishop in her 2nd year (last seen in 2010) and the rest are all newcomers to the Storm. We have a new coach, Jenny Boucek, promoted from assistant, we have a new president, Alisha Valavanis, and we have hit the RESET button. […]

June 8th, 2015|Seattle Storm, WNBA|

Game On!

Force 10 Hoops – 2010 Storm Championship Celebration (Photo credit: Aaron Last/Storm Photography) I had no idea what an adventure owning a professional sports franchise would turn out to be back in the early summer of 2007. Never in a thousand years would I have predicted I would want to do something like this, much less sign up to, or be granted the chance. Yet somehow, I teamed up with my current co-owners, Dawn Trudeau and Lisa Brummel, to attempt to purchase the Seattle Storm eight years ago, when it became abundantly clear that Clay Bennett, the then new owner… […]

June 2nd, 2015|Empowering Women, Seattle, Sports, WNBA|

What the WNBA Has Shown Us About Leadership

Is leadership like pornography? You know it when you see it? I think so. Of course, we generally view leadership as a treasured attribute, yet our criteria for determining pornography varies widely. But back to leadership… […]

May 18th, 2015|Leadership, WNBA|

Correcting the Course of Fear

Today’s a big day for me, the culmination of over six years of work: the publication of my memoir. I wrote Course Correction with the intention that, if there’s someone out there who’s stuck the way I was when I was a young person, I may change the trajectory of their thinking. I was horribly lonely for a long time, from my pre-teen years throughout my 20’s. […]

April 14th, 2015|Essays|

Guts & Glory: Remembering an Early Victory in the Dawn of Title IX’s Passage

© 1976 Chris K. Ernst “Turn around and bend over.” March 3rd, 1976. Nearly 40 years ago, one of my teammates, wielding a Yale-blue magic marker, stood poised to inscribe my back as I prepared to join a protest destined to make history. Not that I thought for a moment that would be the outcome. As far as I was concerned, I was joining in solidarity with the rest of my crew to protest a perceived inequity. I had never done anything like that before in my long life of seventeen years, but wasn’t questioning authority part of one’s college curriculum? I was six months into my love affair with the sport of rowing, a freshman at Yale. I loved being a member of the women’s crew. […]

March 3rd, 2015|Gender Equality, Sports, Title IX|

How Not to Hang on for Dear Life

What stops you? I’ve found that my answers to that question fall into one of two categories: I’m afraid of failing, or I don’t care enough to push through whatever discomfort may be involved to reach my goal. […]

February 20th, 2015|Courage, Determination, Success|
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