Turns Red in the Face

In the fourth grade, Mr. James dubbed me Turns Red in the Face (a name that, according to the film Dances with Wolves, played on the Native American custom of naming people based on their actions. That’s what the movie is about, right?) It wasn’t incorrect. The name, I mean. My face did indeed turn … Continue reading Turns Red in the Face

Balance Beam

All I had to do was get on the balance beam, walk slowly to the other side, and hop off. That’s it. I was in my early twenties and had never taken a gymnastics class before, but my small figure alone should've been enough to make me a natural gymnast. At only 4 feet 11 … Continue reading Balance Beam