Why Tennis Matters

Why Tennis Matters

Tom and I love tennis so much that we were willing to get up at 3:30 in the morning to watch this year’s Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. There’s a sixteen-hour time difference between Melbourne and Connecticut. The afternoon matches...
BALLROOM COMPETITION

BALLROOM COMPETITION

Competition begins in Kindergarten:   Where you compete in jump rope, remember double dutch? Relay races, finger painting pictures for the teachers to tack to the bulletin boards. In third grade you compete in spelling bees, in high school you compete in basketball,...

COSTUMES OF THE PAST

If you are a writer, you research. Once you get on the road to discovery, there is no end. Sometimes though, your research doesn’t always point in the right direction. It’s sort of like looking in the dictionary for a word you can’t spell, but have to know how to...

AUSSIE DEDICATION

The Rod Laver Tennis Stadium has nothing to do with the Sydney Opera House, except while watching the players at this important tennis event this week in Melbourne, I thought about how dedicated Australia is to sports, architecture and the arts. I was reminded of a...

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