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50 Years of Running: Becoming a Midwestern boy

As our family drove west through Ohio and Indiana toward our new home in Illinois, the land flattened out and the trees disappeared into distant blue clumps dotting the horizon. I’d been to Chicago once as a small child, but … Continue reading

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Trying not to ride off the Cultural Shelf

By Christopher Cudworth On the western edge of the sprawling Chicago Metropolis is an ancient ridge of gravel deposited by receding glaciers 10,000 years ago. Most people who live in region seem to have no sense of this geological fact, … Continue reading

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