Category Archives: running

Taking pride in a quiet effort

The annual Fox and the Turkey run in Batavia draws more than 2,000 runners. The vibe is wonderful. Dozens of families run the race together. Today was the 21st annual race put on the by Fox River Trail Runners, the … Continue reading

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Don’t get your shorts in a knot (like me)

Every pair of running shorts I own has a knot in the drawstrings. No matter how hard I try to keep that from happening, the drawstrings wind up in a little knot so tight it just about requires a needle … Continue reading

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Down by the river

I’ve always lived fairly close to water, especially rivers. It is fun to run along river trails because there is always something to see. This is especially true as my avocation is birding, or birdwatching. Rivers attract birds because of … Continue reading

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What’s that about a hangover?

  hang·o·ver ˈhaNGˌōvər/ noun a severe headache or other after effects caused by drinking an excess of alcohol. a thing that has survived from the past. Last night I joined a friend for a couple beers. I had not seen her in … Continue reading

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One headlight

This morning brought a thick coat of ice on the car windows. I ran the defroster and squirted window wiper fluid to melt down the ice because the scraper in my car might or might not have been under the … Continue reading

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After the Gold Rush there was Ziggy Stardust and a Honky Chateau

The early 70s were rich in musical opportunities for a kid of 14. My older brothers had plenty of albums to play, but they did not really want me touching their stuff. Still, I’d sneak a play of their Beatles … Continue reading

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Getting dropped

It’s interesting to have composed this blog for five years now. The number of followers has slowly increased. I wish it were 20,000. But honestly, its 1354 at the moment. And I thank you for following my work. This blog … Continue reading

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On skunks and pissing matches

Last Saturday evening, my daughter’s boyfriend Kyle opened the deck door of their condominium to let the dog Chuck out for a pee. In a second, Kyle realized the danger that lurked outside. Chuck burst out the door straight into … Continue reading

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Is your microbiome running way with you?

On the way back from lunch, I tuned into a Sirius XM medical program on which physicians were discussing the health balance of your microbiome. If have haven’t heard that term, your microbiome is the balance of good and bad … Continue reading

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You can’t run away from Crow’s Feet

I like to smile. But when I do, the skin around my eyes crinkles into what people like to call Crow’s Feet. Those are the wrinkles radiating from the corners of your eyes. At some point, after years of smiling, … Continue reading

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