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Explosive evidence

Heading into my senior year in college, I was desperate for a summer job when my best friend’s father offered me summer work as a janitor at a building called International Towers. It sat at the junction of Cumberland  Road … Continue reading

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Clockwise and counterclockwise

Originally posted on We Run and Ride:
? Photo of a running track taken while approaching Midway Airport southwest of Chicago. When you think about it, there’s no real reason the hands of a clock rotate ‘clockwise.’ The same result…

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A total eclipse of the run

Perhaps we’ve become so accustomed as a society to seeing things hyped beyond reason it is normal to feel jaded when something really special comes along. Here in northern Illinois, last summer’s total eclipse of the sun was indeed dramatic … Continue reading

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Bloody good to be alive

This morning’s training session was conducted on a very busy indoor track at the Vaughn Center, the health club facility to which we belong in Aurora. There were two separate youth track teams working out, a pickup basketball game infringing … Continue reading

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Sock drawer politics

This weekend a band of twenty-something children moved out from our house into their own apartment 15 miles away. The move was a delightful mix of chaos and organization. I’ve packed moving vans so many times over the years the … Continue reading

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Come with me on a little run in the morning light and falling snow

A near silent hiss of granular snow had fallen overnight. This was a surprise to see as I opened the blinds to peek into the pre-morning gloom. “Huh, snow,” I muttered to myself. Sue was already down in the exercise room … Continue reading

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Changes in latitude, changes in attitude

That young man in the photo is my son, Evan Cudworth. He lives in southern California. When he moved there a year ago, he mentioned that he wanted a change in latitude. If I recall correctly, he described it this … Continue reading

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It isn’t rocket science

As kids, my brothers and I would make rockets by wrapping aluminum foil around pencils to create the fuselage, which we’d fill by cutting match heads off paper matches. These would fill the cylinder from front to back. Then we’d … Continue reading

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Cold, hard facts

We’ve been spending some good time on the indoor track, seeing results in our efforts. As a specific result, my wife Sue is learning the beauty of speed training and how it makes your base pace and even your race … Continue reading

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Coyotes and poodles

Our home backs up to a wetland. There is a pack of coyotes that frequent the wilds back there. They feed on rabbits and other furry edibles. Recently, they also snatched a neighbor’s poodle. I met the owners that morning, a … Continue reading

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