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Sweet Season: Bringing it all home

Volume one •  Volume two •  Volume three • Volume Four • Volume five  Volume six   Volume seven Going into the last meet of the 1978 season, we felt as if we were still capable of doing big things at nationals. Our highest team … Continue reading

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Sock drawer politics

This weekend a band of twenty-something children moved out from our house into their own apartment 15 miles away. The move was a delightful mix of chaos and organization. I’ve packed moving vans so many times over the years the … Continue reading

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Meet the Mink

Years ago while out birdwatching, a real, live mink climbed a tree and sat there looking at me. At the time, I did not know mink could climb trees. Even with my keen interest in nature, there are still a lot … Continue reading

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You never dream it could happen to you

By Christopher Cudworth It doesn’t always pay to try to relate dreams to others. It seems you can never fully capture the weirdness and reality of a dream when you describe it to someone else in conversation. Yet sometimes the … Continue reading

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Kerri Hoskins Branson runs to meet challenges

Kerri Hoskins Branson is a woman who makes her mind up about things, and does them. That does not mean she always plans her goals or achievements far in advance. In fact some of her keenest achievements have been accomplished … Continue reading

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I’ve never done steroids or doped. And it’s pretty hard living clean.

As a competitive runner from high school to post-collegiate days, I stood 6’1″ and weighed 140 lbs. That’s pretty skinny. A nurse who tested me at a health fair scored my BMI (Body Mass Index) at 3% body fat. “Don’t … Continue reading

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