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Reflections on a run: Seeing patterns in life and death

I was planning to visit the funeral home last night to pay my respects to Uncle Hubert, but I’d left my keys in Rowan’s van and they rode back to Manchester University with her. Bob drove over after work to … Continue reading

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Hoosier hysteria, the active woman’s girdle and other funeral notes

After last fall’s debate about whether runners and cyclists should stop for a funeral procession  — and my sister’s memory of how moved she was when a farmer stopped his tractor in the field — I couldn’t help watching for … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Uncle Dan

  Today we’ll bury an honorable man in a tiny church cemetery across the road from his farm. Where he can keep an eye on things. Because that’s the kind of guy Uncle Dan was. It’s easy to picture him … Continue reading

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