An Adventure in Sport

Sports has always been a part of my life, not always an accolade-filled part of my life, but always an important part.  I remember being a 7th grader and dreading the moment that Jason Miller would come barreling around the end of the offensive line where I was supposed to tackle him.  I have always... Continue Reading →

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Now That I am Not Allowed to, it Happens All the Time

One of my interesting life transitions that I have had lately has been working retail.  Specifically, I am working at my local home improvement warehouse.  This has been an interesting transition because I am spending more time in the real world talking to people that I don't know than I have in years.  The life... Continue Reading →

Fear and the Flying Leg

Some of the stories that I tell here on this blog page are stories that I have told and retold over the years.  The stories may be less true than they once were because as I get older the need to make myself into the hero seems more important to me.  The backlash effect of... Continue Reading →

How Does a One-Legged Man Shower?

The answer: Very carefully. About twenty years ago I was staying at a friends house on a weekend trip away from college.  His parents seemed to love having me stay at their house, the even dubbed the room I stayed in as "Bart's Room".  It was an honorary title I am sure, I think they... Continue Reading →

Twisted and Short-Sighted

So about 30 years ago when I lost my leg I also lost my right latisimus dorsi (lat) and my right abdominus rectus (think 3 pack instead of 6).  I also lost some skin off my thighs and a couple veins out of my left calf.  Most people only see the scar on the back... Continue Reading →

I Love to Change Other People

     So I am getting my morning mountain bike ride in this morning and I realized something about myself. I love change as long as it is change that I like, and it changes other people. About 3 to 4 times a week I am able to go for a mountain bike ride before my... Continue Reading →

That’s Not What Their Looking At!

For those of you looking for an intelligent quasi-political commentary like yesterday this may not be it.  So I went to the YMCA yesterday with my family so that my kids could complete their swimming lessons.  During that time I went to the treadmill to run.    I have become keenly aware over the years that... Continue Reading →

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