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There has to be a cure for the current state of things

Coming off a week of taking powerful antibiotics to combat sub-lingual infection from a compromised tooth, I knew there was a risk that the balance of my good gut bacteria might be equally compromised. And sure enough, about six days … Continue reading

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The vicious truth of an infected tooth

About a month ago, I felt sharp pain in a #18 molar at the back of my mouth. It led to some dental work, then a root canal. Then other treatments to deal with the side effects of the root … Continue reading

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When someone tells you that you’re not good enough

There are a lot of people out there in the world confronting the problem of bullying and how it harms the psyches or people young and old. I lived with bullying growing up. Many times I fought back. I’m not … Continue reading

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“At least I’m not as fat as that person…”

What you’re about to read may not be perceived as kind. But rest assured, the intention is self-directed in some sense. If we can’t reveal some of what goes on inside our heads on a daily basis, then the world … Continue reading

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Missives from the playground

I was six years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We were running around the playground at Willow Street Elementary when the news shot through the crowds of kids playing on the macadam. I remember standing there shocked … Continue reading

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The bumper crop of America

When I stepped out of my vehicle in the Remote Parking Lot at O’Hare airport, it shocked me to look at the front end of the car across from mine. There was an adult killdeer smashed into the grill. Killdeer … Continue reading

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Running to the End of the World

You may be aware of this already, but recently there has been a large uptick in the number and urgency of people who believe that the earth is flat. It may seem silly to you, but to Flat Earthers the … Continue reading

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Riding outside the White Line

There is little reason to not share the road with cyclists or runners other than raw selfishness. Even a large crowd of cyclists taking up a lane of country road on a Saturday morning can be passed eventually. Yet there … Continue reading

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I wanted to see what a woman could do

Back when I was a freshman in college, the first two women came out for the cross country. Gwen and Lynn were the pioneers for women’s running at Luther. They trained together daily and ran with the men on occasion. … Continue reading

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Not playing possum

During a 40-minute run on the Fox River Trail this morning, my partner and I chanced upon a sordid scene. Right below the Metra Railroad bridge that crosses the river, a dead opossum lay headless on the asphalt. I looked … Continue reading

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