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Let the Mood Swings Begin!

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LA/XC-4 DAY TWO:  POSTING FROM WAYNESBORO, VA Today’s mileage:  139 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  498 Road Music:  Shhh . . . quiet.  One with nature today Weather leaving Stephens City:  a very cold, crisp 32, bright sunshine Weather arriving Waynesboro:  30 degrees, still sunny Today’s state tally: 1 (Virginia) Gas money to date:  $40.79 You’re at […] [Read More]
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Day One: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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LA/XC-4 DAY ONE:  POSTING FROM STEPHENS CITY, VA Today’s mileage:  359.3 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  359.3 Road Music:  ESPN New York; Sirius Radio:  CNN, ESPN, The Highway — new country (going forward, these 3 stations, my on-the-road staples, will be known simply as the “Sirius Cycle” — just a little shorthand); Runaway Country playlist — based […] [Read More]
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Wordless Wednesday

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* * * COUNTDOWN: 2 DAYS TO LA/XC-4 * * * [Read More]
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Multi-tasking Gone Wild

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* * *COUNTDOWN: 8 DAYS TO LA/XC-4 * * * You start recognizing the things on your to-do list that you really can’t afford to not get done when you’re up against a hard deadline.  And I’m there — with a cross-country road trip that really needs to start early Friday morning, March 27.  My […] [Read More]
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The Perfect Puppy???

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* * *  COUNTDOWN:  18 DAYS TO LA/XC-4  * * * Beagle Man has been pushing the narrative of Kemba as this wonderful, happy-go-lucky, up-for-anything super-puppy — maybe not perfectly behaved, but at least understanding the word “no.”  Hey, that’s cool, if that’s the story he likes to tell.  I just want to say that […] [Read More]
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Starting To Think “Road Trip” With A Little Red Duck Dog

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* * *  COUNTDOWN:  24 DAYS TO LA/XC-4  * * * Most of you know the deal.  LA/XC, the series of Beagle Man cross-country road trips, originated back in 2011.  It started as a joke, turned into a promise, became a journey, and evolved into a ritual.  When Robby, back then still a senior at […] [Read More]
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Beagles STILL Rule

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The other night we’re watching the Westminster Dog Show, and I know exactly what the Beagle Man’s thinking:  First, the Beagle’s gonna win the Hound group, he figures.  Then the Duck Toller’s gonna win in the Sporting group.  Dilemma:  Who do I root for to take Best in Show???  I swear this is the way […] [Read More]
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The Most Amazing Coincidence EVER!

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I’m telling you this story, even though it has almost nothing to do with me, as a public service.  Because if I don’t, you-know-who most definitely will — and then it’ll be 1,000 words long, and The Greatest Story Ever Told.  Okay, so last Friday morning, Beagle Man and Kemba are down at Burying Hill […] [Read More]
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