Chatting with the MailMan

Just had a good little chat with my postman. For the first time. Ever. And, it made me reflect for just a moment that we probably don’t do that enough. Take time. Stop. Have a conversation with a … stranger? But he’s not… Apparently he’s been walking my route for about 18 years. I’ve lived there for just over half that time. And the longest conversation we’ve had before today was, ‘hi!’ and ‘bye.’ I’m glad I stopped for a minute or two. Because here’s what else I learned about good ‘ole Postman Stuart… He’s near retirement (I won’t share … Continue reading Chatting with the MailMan

The Second Coming – An Interview with Perri Shakes-Drayton

Stats: Country:  Great Britain Discipline: 400m Hurdles Noteworthy Accolades: 2012 World Indoor Champion, 2x 2013 European Indoor Champion PB: 400mH 53.67s, 400m 50.50s ‘Who would have known I would have been put in a wheelchair at the end of that race.’ ‘The hardest part it felt like something was taken away from me. Because I’d been to the world championships before and Olympic Games and it just wasn’t my time…but it just felt so right in Moscow.’ I interviewed Perri because I’m inspired by her effervescent determination and perseverance following the biggest injury of her life, and probably one of the … Continue reading The Second Coming – An Interview with Perri Shakes-Drayton