Tag Archives: climate change

Experiments in sun and wind and salt

A week ago we returned from sunny Florida. It was eighty degrees every day. We ran in shorts and swam in the afternoon. I walked a boardwalk taking photos of semi-tropical birds. It was lovely. This morning (back in Illinois) … Continue reading

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The Truman Show is still running when it comes to climate change

The news came in 2-4″ of snow is predicted this weekend for Wisconsin. In case you’re geographically challenged, or live in a country far away (and there are many who read this blog who do) that’s the state just north … Continue reading

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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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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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What one small bird can tell those of us who run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth This time of year is peak migration season for songbirds. Millions of birds are moving south for the winter in search of food sources and warmer temperatures. It’s a tough go, made even tougher by the fact that in … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s really hard to trust a good old American flag

By Christopher Cudworth At the start of a long run or ride, it’s always helpful to know which way the wind is blowing. As a matter of practice, it pays to know where there are flags to study wind direction. … Continue reading

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On the questions raised by a pair of wheels

By Christopher Cudworth Recently I dined at the Filling Station, a restaurant that features American memorabilia in its decorations. Inside the store were some of those classic pumps that once showed the gasoline you were pumping into your vehicle. Outside the … Continue reading

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Are people who run and ride canaries in a coalmine on global warming?

On the run (or ride) from global climate change As a worldwide scientific consensus on the issue of global warming continues to build, the community of ideological naysayers who think the earth is simply too big to be impacted by … Continue reading

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Nighthawks

Nighthawks by Christopher Cudworth There really is a bird called a nighthawk. They are in the same family of birds as whip-poor-wills, marked with exceptionally cryptic coloration so that when they sit still on a branch or on the ground, … Continue reading

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Frozen pause: cold weather running and riding rolls on

The mornings here in Illinois keep breaking cold and clear. 12 degrees one day. 18 degrees the next. Then perhaps one day in the 20s. 2012 hothouse Last year by this time spring had broken in grotesque glory. A string … Continue reading

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