Tag Archives: Three Oaks

Trying harder at Inside Out

Three Oaks hosted Inside Out on Saturday, July 30th.  The festival consisted of many of the Elm Street proprietors showing their wares, plus spaces for games, creative outlets for the kids, and live music. Three Oaks makes an effort to … Continue reading

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The charm of the corn

After taking a 25 mile ride yesterday through some of the biggest hills I’ve yet to climb on a bike, I decided to try some flat roads today.  My ride took me on a long winding, slight rolling hills, ride … Continue reading

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On neighbors

When I was a kid, we only infrequently visited neighbors, but my parents did spend quite a bit of time on the front porch during the summer, idly watching kids playing in the street or visiting with whomever might wander … Continue reading

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We all scream for ice cream

When we moved to Three Oaks, there were three ice cream shops in town, and then this summer, we discovered that all three had closed. Perhaps I knew it was coming, because I’d been on an ice cream making kick … Continue reading

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On biking

It’s been about a month, and I’ve only run six times that I can recall.  During the winter, I was thrilled to be running, but injuries have forced me to switch to plan B — biking. Unlike running, biking takes … Continue reading

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Trains of time

Here in Three Oaks, very few things remind one of the regular schedule of time. At noon, the warning siren sounds, and a couple of times a day the high-speed train whizzes through town, though it no longer stops here … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s arrival

For teachers (and students), and anyone else who works in a job where summer is synonymous with a more relaxed schedule, and fewer obligations, summer often arrives just as we are frayed around our edges. In those few weeks before … Continue reading

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On running

For most of my life, I ran either the Chicago streets or most recently, the Chicago Lakefront Path. Running in Chicago is exhilarating: the lake path is used by runners, walkers, and bikers and is well traveled.  Running from Hyde … Continue reading

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Autumn chores

This weekend, I raked leaves, probably one of the first times since I was a small child, when my raking was minimally useful. I raked a gigantic pile of them at my house in Michigan.  We have a fairly good-sized … Continue reading

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