View From the Bleachers:
Mood Reading: zzz’s (catching up on the ones I lost during the holidays)
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The interview contained herein was posted last night – and appeared as it does in Vaulter magazine. Due to space and length constraints of the magazine, some of the more anecdotal portions understandably were edited out. This morning however, after a few cups of coffee I realized the only constraints of my blog are my readers attention spans and refills of the respective beverages they may be consuming while reading it. So grab yourself a refill and get comfy — I have included those portions back in. (and thank Vaulter Magazine for posting a link to the unedited version as well)
It’s that time of year. With the National Pole Vault Summit quickly approaching on Jan. 17th, (that 3-day epic sporting event celebrating the lifeblood of my immediate family) this space will once again be temporarily diverted from the intermittent ramblings of a rural blonde writer to the musings of a well-seasoned (read that: aging) pit-lizard.
As such, I was recently asked by Vaulter Magazine and friend Bubba Sparks for an interview about my father, his life, and personal observations around the pole vault pit for this month’s issue. (There is an upside to sheer longevity after all.) I was not only touched to be asked but enjoyed revisiting happy memories of my father, family, Read the rest of this entry »