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Self-medicating is not the way to go

There are plenty of habits than can turn into addictions. For example, food is meant to be a form of sustenance, but in many ways it is also a source of comfort. That’s why it is possible to fall into … Continue reading

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There’s a place on the hill for you too

This morning I drove out to a trail through a forest preserve not to go for a run, but to climb a hill next to the trail and take in the morning sunshine. I’ve run and cycled past this hill … Continue reading

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Things used to be quieter around here

Driving back from taking our pup to doggy day care, the streets were much quieter than usual. Having lived in the area called the Tri-Cities in Illinois for more than forty years, it isn’t hard to recall a time when … Continue reading

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Another Rain Man moment in life

Raining interest The worms were everywhere on my run this morning. Last night’s rain brought them out of the ground onto the roads and sidewalks. It doesn’t bother me to step on a worm, but I don’t do it on … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of TED Talks. Here’s your first FRED talk.

I’ve been seriously riding and racing bicycles since 2007. That when I bought the carbon fiber Felt 4C road bike. I showed up to the group ride that first day wearing a bike helmet with the visor still attached. My … Continue reading

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No longer a fool in the pool

Today I felt good in the water. Perhaps you know the feeling too. After weeks or months or years of swimming, running or riding, you reach a point where things come together a bit. You feel the flow. My wife … Continue reading

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How much can one hat say about you?

Last winter a friend advocating for gay rights through our church offered me a rainbow cap. It turned out the thing was comfortable, not cheaply made, and I wear it quite a few places. It keeps my head warm. But … Continue reading

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The peril of a 14km cloud

I took a break from blogging the last couple weeks due to a combination of trips, including one abroad to Spain, France and Italy. We docked near the former city of Pompeii, the Roman settlement buried by volcanic ash from … Continue reading

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When the Ironman meets strong women

My wife set a PR in the Ironman Louisville race. It wasn’t a perfect or “complete” race given cancellation of the swim due to toxic algae. But she’s a strong swimmer that has raced well in that component of triathlons … Continue reading

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Observations on “new normal” from a spirit-filled man

I’m reblogging this post from Bruce Wilder, a former classmate at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I think you’ll enjoy this piece. Christopher Cudworth

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