The TWB Habit

What do Travel With Balls and potato chips have in common?  After you’ve gotten a taste of either, it’s damn near impossible to stop at just one!  We freely admit it — Travel With Balls is habit-forming.  Fortunately, it’s a great habit to have…the world can always use a little more joy!

I received emails from both Jeff Knoche and Cathryn Brompton this week.  Jeff, the Peace Corps volunteer who sent us the video of his TWB experience in Albania, wrote to say he is heading for Kenya next month and is planning on giving away a couple of balls while he’s there.  And Cathryn, who gave out the ball in Brazil, says that she will be going to Slovakia and Croatia in the spring and will definitely Travel With Balls on her journey.

William’s and my TWB habit has developed into full-blown addiction.  When we’re not on the road giving out balls we’re thinking about being on the road giving out balls, or else obsessing over how we can get more people to experience the TWB high.   We’ve become joy junkies and soccer ball diplomacy pushers and we have no intention of going into rehab.  In fact, we’ve already planned our next score.  Our next Travel With Balls fix will take place in August.  We’re going to fly to London to watch our beloved friend, U.S. marathoner Meb Keflezighi, compete in his last Olympic Games (Meb won the silver medal for the U.S. at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…) and then head to Turkey or Greece to explore, enjoy, discover and hand out soccer balls to kids.  It’s still seven months away, but already my soul is singing, “Olé, olé, olé, olé, olé, olé!

Peace & Blessings,