Reading the Livestrong Wall

This picture is of a wall at the Saratoga Springs branch of the Saratoga Regional YMCA where I work out and serve as a trustee. Located on the second floor at one end of the indoor track, it refers to the Livestrong at the YMCA program which promotes physical fitness for people dealing with cancer … Continue reading Reading the Livestrong Wall

At the Y, All These Years

There’s just something about how a YMCA smells. Maybe other gyms smell the same way, but I like to think Y’s have a peculiar smell—something older and more evocative than any health club has. When I was a little kid in Denver, Colorado, my father took me and my older brother to the downtown YMCA. … Continue reading At the Y, All These Years