Why XC Rocks

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There is something great about cross-country at the high school level. Both our daughters have participated and both have benefitted, though neither would self-select themselves as elite runners.

There is something wonderful about a competition that includes 65+ teams — like the one our youngest ran Saturday — from a variety of schools (public and private) and featuring runnings of all capabilities. Really great to experience!

Goodbye Darling… and Go Dawgs!

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We drove to Athens on Monday to deposit Schuyler at UGA for her freshman year. We were warned, advised, counseled and even scolded that it is an emotional drop-off event and not to get emotional when we said goodbye. Good idea perhaps, but I do not think anything can adequately prepare a family for this time-honored, normal and natural — though gut-wrenching — deliberate separation from a way of life 18 years in the making.