Success on the Water and In Life

Last week I returned to my roots and the waters of Lake Merced in San Francisco. My high school rowing team had its annual alumni event. This was my first time back in over 20 years and I do not have a real answer on why it took me so long to return to the place that... Continue Reading →

Êtes-vous Prêts? Partez!

Are you ready?  Go! I remember hearing those words to start nearly all my crew races years ago.  Occasionally, a starter used English, but the French was well, French.  Loved it.  It set my sport apart. I just finished the amazing book and story, The Boys in the Boat.   In my last post I... Continue Reading →

The Boys in the Boat

I am near the end of a great book.  A book where I know the ending.  Far from ruining the story, knowing that our heroes win in the end allows me to focus on the amazing true story that lead to their victory. The book is titled, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and... Continue Reading →

A Symphony of Motion

I recently came across a short film on rowing that I first watched over 30 years ago.  It was a time of wood boats and wood oars full of character and life.  It was a time too of crew coaches speaking as philosophers. Thanks to YouTube I can add this gem to my blog.  I... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – Who We Are is Why We Win

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let's finish the week together. It has been awhile.  Time for some more rowing.  My competitive... Continue Reading →

Seat Racing: On the Water, In the Office

"Okay, bring the boats together.  Let's switch five and six."  The seat racing continues.  We are all tired, wet and sore.  Some guys feel sick and yep, someone just threw-up over the side of the boat. Welcome to college rowing where you spend the entire school year in preparation for a few sprint races in late Spring.  It... Continue Reading →

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