Why are so many middle aged people dropping dead?

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First thing this morning, I saw the headlines that wrestling star Chyna had died. She was 45 years old. (Update: About an hour after I posted this, a friend sent me a text telling me Prince also died today). I don’t care about her death any more than I care about anyone else’s. I’ve always … Read more…

Lesson plan

Tonight I sat in a room full of middle and high school students, where I was tasked with teaching them about creative writing. I had an idea more than a month ago about how I might approach this. That turned into an outline, and the outline turned into typed and printed notes, which then turned … Read more…

A healthy breakfast

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What I ate for breakfast wasn’t all that healthy – two eggs, over easy, hash browns, bacon and toast. But the words that filled the air over that breakfast might have been the healthiest I’ve had in years. I met with a friend this morning, and I didn’t know what we’d talk about. I never … Read more…

An unplanned lunch

This has nothing to do with cycling, but this is where I’m going to start putting things like this that I want to write. Around 10 this morning, a woman stopped by the front desk and said she wanted to talk to someone in the newsroom. That someone ended up being me. Her name is … Read more…