In His Own Time

Another summer swim team season is in the books. It was jam-packed with my son’s dual meets and training sessions, with one or the other taking up every single weekday evening since early June. Although I occasionally felt harangued by the scheduling, I mostly felt glad to be busy during what still is my witching hour — the timeframe in which I (prior…

Arabian Swimming Lessons for All

A few weeks before I departed Abu Dhabi, one of the other expats working at Khalifa University showed up at my desk in External Relations. “I just heard that you’re a swimmer,” she said. “Olympics or something.” “Was,” I laugh. “Qualified for Olympic Trials, but didn’t go.” “A group of us swimmer types are helping…