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50 Years of Running: The Rain King gets no satisfaction

On March 20, 1984, the vernal equinox arrived with typically chilly March weather. But like a maple tree with its sap starting to run, I was eager to start using the fitness I’d built over the winter. After the freezing … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: And pocketfuls of money

While my quasi-job search continued, and freelance work kept trickling in, I mused whether to continue the solo journey or go to grad school. I’d made one inquiry years before about getting a Master’s Degree in Art from Northern Illinois … Continue reading

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Doing the Shamrock Shuffle

The temperature was 16 degrees. A strong wind blew from the northeast, off Lake Michigan. “This is going to be painful,” I thought to myself. The thin tight line The starting pistol rang out and the leaders formed a thin, … Continue reading

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