Monthly Archives: March 2018

Frog legs

Last night the spring temperatures moderated here in Illinois. The air was calm and the collective voice of chorus frogs singing in the wetland behind our house could be heard inside even with the windows closed. So we grabbed our … Continue reading

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It’s all about revenge

Following a late meeting last night, it was hard to get to sleep when I got home. So I toggled back and forth between a pair of movies on cable. They were right next to each other on the channels, … Continue reading

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Walking wounded

Last fall I should have listened to my instincts and gone ahead with surgery on the torn meniscus in my left knee. It had been popping out some last summer, but when it stopped acting weird going into winter I … Continue reading

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We all shine on

It has been five years to the day since the woman to whom I was married for 28 years passed away. On March 26, 2013 she died quietly in the living room of our home where over the last couple … Continue reading

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Cold comfort

Starting a ride at 5:00 pm on a March evening when the temperature is just 48 degrees is a guarantee of one thing. It will get colder as you go. And sure enough, by the time I finished my ride … Continue reading

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Looking forward to a peak experience in the hills of North Carolina

In late May this year, my spouse and I are participating in a triathlon training camp in the hills (mountains?) of North Carolina. It involves a ton of riding over the three or four days of the camp. There will … Continue reading

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Emptying the full magazine

There is hardly a day on this earth when I don’t feel like expressing myself in some way. Whether through writing or art, photography or conversation, that’s the thing I live for. But once in a while, it feels like … Continue reading

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Light thoughts on a dark morning

  Gosh, it was dark out this morning at 5:40 when I stepped out the door to run. It was hard getting out of bed knowing it was cold and windy outside. But I gathered up the gear to run … Continue reading

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The unnatural dilemma that faces us all

I’m going to admit something to you. I’ve been on what amounts to a forty-year guilt trip. It all started when I was about fourteen years old. That’s when I seriously took up running in track and field and cross … Continue reading

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Time in the Saddle Alone (TITSA)

Last night I parked the car at the train station so that my wife could drive it home after her commute. That gave me the chance to ride 20+ miles during the hour and a half of good light still … Continue reading

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