Archives for May 2002

The Triumphant Toddler: Rainey (Finally) Walks

My twin brother Ben was always winning trophies when we were younger. Wrestling trophies. Little League trophies. Basketball trophies. Trophies, trophies, trophies. Okay, so I might have been a littleĀ jealous, but don’t get me wrong, I was his biggest fan. I remember watching his fourth-grade wrestling matches from the bleachers with my dad and yelling for him to “hook the leg!” even though I had no idea what it meant and feared it might land […]

Home Sweet Home

When I was growing up, I lived in a 200-year-old house in the downtown area of a small rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania, and until recently, that two-story colonial on West Market Street is the only place I ever considered calling home. My parents bought the house when I was just five years old, and when we moved in, they gave me the first pick of the bedrooms. Of course, with all the strategy of […]