Tag Archives: global warming

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 Anthropocene Triathlon

I recently did some simple calculations, adding up the number of hours spent outside running and riding. It totals more than 7,000 hours, approximately 40,000 miles of running over a lifetime and just as many on the bike. 80,000 or … 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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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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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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Why the Boston Marathon is a vital symbol for social order

By Christopher Cudworth While doing some digging in the back yard to move some sidewalk pavers I tipped up a 2’ X 2’ stone and found a colony of orange ants scurrying around. Technically they were probably a species of red … Continue reading

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Proof that you are part of an amazing, wonderful creation is under your wheels, and your feet, and in the water in which you swim

By Christopher Cudworth As motorists, we tend to think of potholes as really bad things. They threaten our tires. Jolt our suspensions. Kick off hubcaps and throw water up on our windshields. But actually, potholes are a keen reflection of … Continue reading

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Understanding Cold Comfort when you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Those of us who run and ride tend to spend quite a bit of money and effort trying to keep warm during cold weather. Fortunately, the evolution of cold weather running and cycling gear has led to … 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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3 timely lessons about running and riding in the heat

By Christopher Cudworth Lessons learned are like bridges burned, you only need to cross them but once… Is the knowledge gained worth the price of the pain, are the spoils worth the cost of the hunt?   –Dan Fogelberg, from the … Continue reading

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