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Passing the physical

  In the little town of Elburn, Illinois, there was a local doctor known for his aggressive hernia checks during school sports physicals. For some less-than-apparent reason, the guy squeezed the balls of every athlete like heck. Perhaps he’d been bullied … Continue reading

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Massage and heavy weights an interestingly sore/unsore combo

If you do strength work you know it can make you pretty sore the next day. And if you do massage therapy, you likely also know that can make you sore the next day. Now someone might argue that with … Continue reading

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The eyes have it

I lost a contact lens last week. That sent me to the eye doctor for an exam, because it’s been three years (I guess…) since the last prescription. That doesn’t mean I have not been to an eye doctor since. … Continue reading

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You didn’t have to be so nice

This morning after dropping Sue off at the train, I pulled around the block to Graham’s 318, the coffee shop where I write some mornings. But first I sat for a minute listening to a song on the radio. The … Continue reading

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Are dreams important?

How are your dreams? Are they intense and in color? Or do they fade so quickly when you rise in the morning that you cannot remember them? Last night I dreamt that I was out on a trip somewhere with … Continue reading

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I try to be nice

Last night it was cold enough to deter me from an outdoor run. So I bundled up the Tyr bag and headed down to the Vaughn Center with the idea to run a series of 400s on the track. So … Continue reading

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Three Cat Night

With Sue out of town on a business trip, I hit the sack at 10 pm and waited for the cats to arrive in bed with me. Normally there are one or two of them that curl up in the … Continue reading

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Divvy up that commute, would ya?

  I’d like to share a couple things about commuting to Chicago. My goal is to make it efficient to get to and from my home to the office in the city where I work a new gig as a … Continue reading

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True stories. Strange tales.

I’ve seen a lot of strange things while out riding and running over the years. But the strangest had to be the tall guy dressed in white cowboy gear from head to toe.  And blood spattered down the front. He … Continue reading

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You don’t say

Early in my career, I worked two years for a non-profit organization. Our job as District Executives was to increase membership and raise money to provide programs for youth. That meant we had to set goals and make projections based on … Continue reading

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