Lucky Thirteen

The thirteenth running of the Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon was coincidentally my thirteenth race at the 13.1 mile distance. This was the fourth time I’ve run Fly with the Eagles over the past five years. Located in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, the race is about an hour and a half drive

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Spencer’s Coffee

One of the pleasant surprises during a recent trip to Bowling Green, KY was a stop at Spencer’s Coffee. Knowing I would need some caffeine for the long ride home, I selected Spencer’s. The downtown location has an upscale, coffee-shop vibe. Well-appointed and spacious, the shop’s walls are tastefully filled with original artwork, including a

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New Year Goodbye

I said goodbye to a good friend this week. At my age I feel the need to clarify that my friend was just moving away. Larry and I worked together for nearly twenty years. I remember hiring Larry to help with our expanding business. With similar backgrounds, values and hobbies, it was easy for me

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Bowling Green Swim Meet

The Barbara Stevens Memorial Swim Meet in Bowling Green, KY was an excellent January event. The venue was not quite as nice as Western Kentucky University, where I first swam this meet. Bowling Green High School was hosting a volleyball tournament at the same time which made parking a small challenge. But once inside, the

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Small Town Big Money

I had never been to a Book Release Event. Never had a desire to. Have never really anticipated the release of a book. This was different. It was local and I knew the author. There was music, comedy, readings, food, a variety of people, late night in downtown Sikeston, MO. Something compelled me to be

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Resolution Challenge

The Resolution Challenge in Cape Girardeau was a great way to start the new year. Over 100 runners, walkers and encouragers came out in support of myTEAM TRIUMPH. The 10K, 5K and 1-mile runs raised funds for the organization focused on providing people of all abilities the opportunity to participate in athletic endeavors. myTEAM TRIUMPH

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Illinois Senior Games Part 3

My kids introduced me to track meets while they were in school. While I focused on watching them participate in their events, there were many other events to watch. I learned to appreciate and enjoy the different running, throwing and jumping events. I was able to renew some of that joy during the Illinois Senior

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