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Maybe fireworks aren’t what really matters

For several decades our family tradition was spending the 4th of July in my in-laws’ back yard. We’d light small fireworks all day until everyone smelled like smoke and gunpowder. My son grew to love the pyrotechnics and his uncle … Continue reading

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“Believe in something” is good advice from Nike

I was seventeen years old and a high school distance runner when my coach handed me a pair of blue shoes with a white swoosh on the side. “Here,” he told me. “Try these on. They’re from a new company … Continue reading

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Naked, black and free

The new Specialized Venge Expert is matte black in color. It has no cyclometer yet attached. When I ride like that, I feel free. Free to choose a route and not worry how many miles per hour I might be going. Or … Continue reading

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When it comes to running and riding, everyone is gay

What else should I be? All apologies What else could I say? Everyone is gay What else should I write? I don’t have the right What else should I be? All apologies –Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, “All Apologies” A longtime friend … Continue reading

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