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On being a stepping stone

Last Friday the scheduled MRI for my dodgy left knee got dumped when I showed up at the wrong hospital. Actually I showed up at the right hospital for the first appointment I’d made, but an opportunity to visit a … Continue reading

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What to do when you run or ride into a wall of cliches

In a world full of cliches, the one that seems to annoy the most is the phrase “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It’s one of those condescending phrases people seem to blurt out when they see you at a … Continue reading

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We sort out who we are by how hard we try

By Christopher Cudworth A familiar figure ahead on the road. Strong calves. Vee-shaped back. A quick pedal turnover on his black hybrid bike. I recognized my old friend Pete, a high school cross country teammate, pedaling out of town headed … Continue reading

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The fine line between Livestrong and being strong

By Christopher Cudworth My wife Linda passed away last night from a long term struggle with ovarian cancer.  She as 55 years of age. She has been trapped in wrestling match with cancer for 8 years. She won many times. From … Continue reading

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Is 12/12/12 a supposedly lucky day? Well, bring it on.

A year ago this morning my wife Linda emerged from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the base of her pelvis. The surgeon also repaired a hernia resulting from several previous surgeries. For 7 years my wife has been … Continue reading

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Gift of a lifetime: A tribute to a favorite fan

In late October 2005 I worked for a newspaper and had gone to the office early to make some phone calls and get ready for a sales appointment that morning. Sitting at a desk outside the photo department, I could … Continue reading

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