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50 Years of Running: Chasing career options

By the time I’d turned 27 years old, the decision to stop racing and training so hard was well-established in my mind. With a child to raise and a wife to please, I focused on work-life as the central priority. … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: About religious dedication

A longtime female friend told me a few years back that she recalls walking the streets of small-town Elburn with me as I philosophized about various issues. That’s no way to win the heart of a girl. Somehow I could … Continue reading

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Different dimensions than our own

While walking our dog Lucy this morning, we passed through a playground where children made sidewalk drawings in chalk. One of the images attracted my eye. It showed two intertwined rectangles. Or was it something more? I’ve just completed a … Continue reading

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The most exhausting workout in the world is dealing with dishonesty

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. ––Benjamin Franklin To set the table about a discussion of dishonesty and the exhaustion it causes: Those of … Continue reading

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Cold toes in the shower

Coming back from a mountain bike ride with temps in the low 30s, I knew what to expect when stepping into the shower. My toes were going to hurt.  When your toes hurt from the cold, it’s a sign that … Continue reading

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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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There’s only so much sex the world can take

We subscribe to Direct TV for our television programming. When we moved into our house, our connections were all from AT&T. But by some vagary of local wiring, the data was so slow and the Internet so patchy we had … Continue reading

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To equal or surpass the Art of Dying

There’ll come a time when all of us must leave here Then nothing Sister Mary can do Will keep me here with you As nothing in this life that I’ve been trying Could equal or surpass the art of dying … Continue reading

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A bathroom break with God

Last Saturday was a relatively warm day to run here in Illinois. Late February has turned out to be mild and relatively windless. Perfect conditions for a nine-mile run. As Sue and I trekked toward the start of the river … Continue reading

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On mercy, forgiveness and competition

I was recently asked to participate in a Lenten project at our church. The task was to take a Bible passage and interpret what it means to your life. Our Associate Pastor assigned Psalm 31: 9-16. It reads like this: … Continue reading

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