Adios Dirty Bird!

Once, many years ago, when I returned home from Mexico, my mom told me I looked dirty and weathered..... and I was deeply offended. Even shed some tears. Today, as I prepare to head to Texas after a winter in Mexico, I laugh because I AM dirty. And I love it! I've got the dirt and dust under my … [Read more...]

Swimming through Fear

I wasn't always afraid of the water, I grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, swimming in the crystal clear water and other area lakes at every opportunity and truly loved being a mermaid. But then came the dawn of JAWS and my swimming career was effectively halted. I remember trying to drown out my … [Read more...]