Hopscotch

Hopscotch was a game I remember from school. During those days, it involved balance I didn’t have. The game requires balancing and jumping on one foot, then jumping onto two feet, and back to one foot again. It was a game in school that could only be watched. There were certain moments growing up, the … More Hopscotch

Dragon 5

There wasn’t any way to know if Anna would put Todd’s number to use. Though he felt like devising a plan in case any kind of message was to reach his phone. Something else floating into his thought was the likelihood of running into Anna again. The two seemed to run in the same circle … More Dragon 5

Buffalo Peak

We traveled to La Grande for the second year. The weekend trip was taken for a golf tournament to help local veterans. Buffalo Peak would be the golf course, situated in the small community of Union, Oregon. Union is about sixteen miles from La Grande, where the brother of my childhood buddy resides. So, my … More Buffalo Peak

Mauna Lani #13

The South Course of Mauna Lani has some spectacular holes. I was fortunate to play the golf course a couple times during a February trip to Hawaii. With all of the great holes, thirteen might be my favorite. It had us playing directly toward the Pacific Ocean. Thirteen is a par-4 measuring about 321 yards … More Mauna Lani #13

The Hallmark 2

The drive down to Cannon Beach for an overnight stay had been good. Everything was taking place more positively than one might have thought. The couple stops along the way brightened the trip when getting coffee at Dutch Bros and picking up pizza at Fultanos. Checking into The Hallmark following the five-hour drive took place … More The Hallmark 2

Mauna Lani #7

The seventh hole at Mauna Lani is a par-3 moving slightly downhill. It was the first hole of the golf course played along the Pacific Ocean. The waves crashed into the rock behind me during my tee shot. The hole played about 109 yards from the forward tee box I was hitting from. Seven can … More Mauna Lani #7

Dragon 4

The friends walked behind the bar, arriving at the car. They climbed into Todd’s black SUV, as Jason didn’t feel comfortable behind the wheel. He had drunk his share on this particular evening. Todd, having his normal light night of drinking, drove his friend home. The conversation over Anna continued, as they drove through the … More Dragon 4

More Ball Tossing

Over the last month working on my throwing motion has become a priority. It has helped with the coordinated movement cerebral palsy has hampered. Bernard continues to give me pointers on improving the motion. We have a bucket of twenty medium size balls that we are working with. I attempt to throw each ball into … More More Ball Tossing

The Hallmark

Cannon Beach has always been one of my favorite places. A small town along the northern Oregon Coast. It can be a great place to get away for any amount of time. Last week it was my escape for just one night. Getting down to Cannon Beach often takes between four and five hours from … More The Hallmark

Kinesthetic Awareness

An interest of mine has become learning about body movement. Since cerebral palsy impacts physical movement it has seemed important to understand. My interest in the information hasn’t always been part of my life. The curiosity has increased with my years of working out with a trainer. Another factor raising questions about kinesthetic has been … More Kinesthetic Awareness