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Navigating the tarsnakes of conservatism

There’s a debate going on in America right now about the right path to prosperity and healthy government. As you’ve noticed, I consistently snark on the current (an oxymoron I know) breed of conservatives through this blog. Some of my … Continue reading

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The time and place for competition

Two of the main passions in my life began at about the same age. I was twelve years old when I started running. That was the same age I also became a birder. Both interests began with seminal experiences earlier … Continue reading

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We must cultivate our garden

This spring in making preparations for expansion of our butterfly garden, I dug into the soil of our back yard and created a berm that follows the course of the raised bed flower garden. As I stood last night studying … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and chocolate milk and the challenges of temptation

By Christopher Cudworth Admit it. The biggest challenge in your training isn’t the hard work it takes to get fit. It isn’t the pain you suffer from giving 100% effort. It isn’t even the injuries or the illness that make … Continue reading

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There’s no sin in enjoying the ride

After a summer of staring at the cyclometer and measuring up to the Strava app that tells us where we rode, how we rode and who beat us on every pedal stroke, it seems like a good idea to dispense … Continue reading

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The muscle of evolution

By Christopher Cudworth As a little kid you’re often more closely in contact with nature. Given the amount of time you spend on or near the ground, playing in dirt and among acorns and ants and thistles, you get a better … Continue reading

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A belief in the power of footprints

By Christopher Cudworth Walking in from the patio where a few potted plants looked dry if not already dying from September fade, I chanced to place a wet foot on the patio step and was struck by the iconic look … Continue reading

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You never dream it could happen to you

By Christopher Cudworth It doesn’t always pay to try to relate dreams to others. It seems you can never fully capture the weirdness and reality of a dream when you describe it to someone else in conversation. Yet sometimes the … Continue reading

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What does a smashed turtle on the road really mean?

At the tail end of a pleasant 25 mile bike ride this past Saturday morning, I was feeling good about the new bike fit and riding with a pair of riders who happened up behind me at a stop light … Continue reading

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Good Samaritans do not always succeed on the road

In the dim light of evening the figure shuffling ahead was dark and shrouded by his own hood and thick coat. It was 5:15 p.m. on a Saturday evening, mid-winter. A thin skiff of snow had fallen. My mountain bike … Continue reading

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