Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Return of the Jedi

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... Dori used to hang out at Vanderbilt fraternities. On Monday, Dori, armed with a story, compassion and resolve, visited five VU frat houses to encourage young men to become bone marrow donors.

Vanderbilt has had successful drives in the past, and Dori is part of a team to drive young, healthy people to sign up. Maybe through their effort, one of these students will save a life, much like Hans saved hers.

My training continues. Two five-milers - one cool jog at 4:30 Tuesday morning and another this afternoon in 73 degree weather. Mile One today was less than fluid, but by Mile Three I picked up the pace. One more short one and then a long one this weekend.

I spent my 44th birthday yesterday at the Vanderbilt ballpark with friend John and son Will, watching the Dores beat South Alabama 7-4. Tonight, Kathryn, Will and I watched VU beat Belmont handily. Dori made me chicken enchiladas and espresso chocolate chip cookies for my birthday. Both were superb.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Happy Birthday!!!