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About robertwallacegraham

Retired high school teacher, curmudgeon, soccer coach, bicyclist, etc. etc.

Report from Leadville 2017

 Preface In my seven years of Leadville experience, I’ve made many new friends. This year, a group of eight of us from the Chicago west suburbs entered the LT100 as a team. This doesn’t mean anything other than a name … Continue reading

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Report From Leadville 2015

Part I – The Race  My third Leadville race provided a new experience: failure. Epic failure, as it turned out. I earned the silver belt buckle for my first two Leadville races, but today, well…  August 15 – Race Day … Continue reading

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Entertaining Assassins

Hebrews 13:2 – “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” It was October, 1993 or ’94. I was teaching in my 3rd floor social studies classroom at Downers Grove North High School (Downers Grove). … Continue reading

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The Way We Teach

(Written originally on Sept. 12, 2013 in response to a Michael J. Fox Facebook meme stating “If the child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”) I disagree, Michael. Schools, at least public … Continue reading

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Who Really Benefits?

I came up with this question while teaching Sociology a number of years back, and I think it’s a good one. It was an evolutionary process; I had for years been trying to get at the essence of what was … Continue reading

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Report from Leadville 2013

Here’s my race report from the 2013 race, written in the days shortly after the race in August. My two Leadville experiences are a “tale of two cities”. My first LT100 was a dream day. My second one was much … Continue reading

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The Dark Power of Harold Ramis

(I wrote most of this in March, 2014, but it needed polishing, and then life intervened. I’m publishing now because the topic is important to me.) Like almost everybody else, I was saddened to hear of the death of Harold … Continue reading

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