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50 Years of Running: Hilltop Encounters

Perhaps a couple weeks into that first cross country season in 1971 at Kaneland High School, our team piled into a yellow school bus and traveled east for ten miles to a park known as Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve. That … Continue reading

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Just a swallow on a wire

There are so many things we fail to notice in this world. Some of this negligence is the product of being adults. Our minds are so consumed by things to do that we cease to pay attention to the diversity … Continue reading

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A walk through the old running grounds

Yesterday was a wonderfully dank November day here in Illinois. I needed to pick up a prescription at the Meijer store in Geneva and drove up to the corner of Route 38 and Randall Road. Our dog Lucy came along … Continue reading

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The cause and effect of our own circumstance

Yesterday afternoon while cleaning out the bird feed bins I looked around for the container of black oil sunflower seed that has supplied the cardinals and other birds with food all winter. It started with a 60 lb. bag from … Continue reading

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Head for nature

This morning Sue and I got up to run five miles together. The rains had struck with ferocity the night before. There were worms all over the road. Crawling worms. Crushed worms. Worms so soaked they seemed stuck on the … Continue reading

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Is there life beyond testosterone for those who run and ride?

By Christopher Cudworth Is less testosterone really such a bad thing? Every time one of those commercials for male testosterone comes on the radio it strikes me that guys of a certain age may be worrying about all the wrong … Continue reading

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