This week, I took some spectacular falls. Each one made me smile. Why did falling down make me smile? Because I was brave enough to try. I smiled when I skidded on my side across a concrete floor. I had been brave enough to try a new roller skating stop at full speed. I smiled when I dropped six feet and bounced on my rope and safety harness three stories off the Continue Reading
Who Else Wants Balance?
“There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves” - Frank Herbert I do a number of activities that rely on balance. In rock climbing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, even riding a bike, if I am not balanced, I fall. In fact, the act of staying balanced is more than half the thrill I get out of those activities. So you would think that I should have Continue Reading
Are You a Klutz Like Me?
I am a klutz. I never really learned just how much space my body requires: walls have a habit of jumping out at me. I lack fine motor control. Simple tasks, such as hammering a nail or tightening a screw, frustrate me. I am worse with power tools. My body is also sensitive and injures easily. I typically have at least one bruise somewhere on my body. How I got it is Continue Reading