It’s a boy! 1

It's a boy!
Almost exactly six years ago we received a phone call that changed our lives. There was a little girl in Ethiopia and she was waiting for us to bring her home. Two weeks ago, April 15th, 2016, at 11:30am, we received another phone call that we have been waiting on for some time. It was ...

Ocean Pines Sprint Triathlon

Ocean Pines Sprint Triathlon
“He’s coming.” I rushed inside the Ocean Pines Sports Core pool and sat on the edge of the deck, my legs dangling in the water. Adrenaline was making my heart race. I was excited to get started on my first triathlon. I went to put on my goggles and couldn’t get them over my glasses. ...

Earth Day 2016: Seven ways you can reduce your carbon footprint right now. 1

Earth Day 2016: Seven ways you can reduce your carbon footprint right now.
This Earth Day, I am thrilled that the solar panels on our roof have done a small part (in the short time they’ve been active) to curb CO2 emissions. They were turned on in the middle of winter, January 8, and since then they’ve helped to conserve 2.6 tons of CO2. We got the panels ...

Selling “The Miracle of America” 1

I am fascinated with history’s footnotes. Not the big stories that made headlines, but the little ones that take up only a few words. Snippets that are nothing more than page filler for most are fodder for books for me. In the history of steel in America one most likely reads the story of the ...

The Inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts Marathon 3

The Inaugural Dunkin' Donuts Marathon
I have done a lot of crazy things in my life. I have jumped out of an airplane. I drank a bottle of fresh grape juice sold by a vendor in a park in Bengaluru, India. I ate durian fruit. I’ve even run 100 miles—four times. But yesterday’s crazy thing—pardon the pun—takes the cake. The ...