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The Centennial Beach Massacre, Touchdown Jesus, the Blue Lep . . . and Much More!!!

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LA/XC-4 DAYS TWENTY-NINE AND THIRTY:  POSTING FROM PORT CLINTON, OHIO Two-day mileage from Kenosha, WI to Port Clinton, OH:  481 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  8,139 Road Music:  “Sweet Home Alabama” endlessly, to see if it still deserves #1 on Hank Herman’s 300 Favorite Songs of All Time, the revised edition, coming out this summer (I think […] [Read More]
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On My Own Again (to the tune of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”)

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LA/XC-4 DAYS TWENTY-TWO THROUGH TWENTY-EIGHT:  POSTING FROM KENOSHA, WI Seven-day mileage from Mount Shasta, CA to Kenosha, WI:  2,761 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  7,659 Road Music:  Sirius cycle; NBA “red zone” (e.g., listening to the ends of all the playoff games); LA/XC-4 playlist (The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Tom Petty, et al); Hank’s 300 Favorite Songs […] [Read More]
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Make Up Your Mind, Beagle Man!

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Help me out here.  I really do want to play by the rules . . . but what are the rules?  As far as I can tell, they keep changing.  Last Monday, down at Huntington Beach in California (seems like a long time ago!), Beagle Man sent me charging into the ocean after tennis balls.  […] [Read More]
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Kemba The Dancing Frog

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 There was this Looney Tunes cartoon when I was little: This old man’s walking down the street, when he comes across a dancing frog in a top hat singing “Hello! Ma Baby.” He can’t believe his eyes! But when he tries to show his discovery to literally anyone else on the planet, the frog just […] [Read More]
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All Country For Old Men

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For the first half of my life, everything I knew about music I learned from the back seat of my dad’s car. Dire Straits (Brothers in Arms), Bryan Adams (Cuts Like a Knife, Reckless), Tom Petty (Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Greatest Hits), John Mellencamp (then “Cougar”) (American Fool), John Fogerty (Centerfield), Billy Joel (Storm Front), […] [Read More]
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The Duck Dog Swims!

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LA/XC-4 DAYS EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN, TWENTY, AND TWENTY-ONE:  POSTING FROM MOUNT SHASTA, CA Westbound mileage to L.A.: 3,602 Mileage while in L.A. area:  524 Three-day mileage from Santa Monica to Mount Shasta:  772 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  4,898 Road Music:  Tuesday —  Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” (get it?), as I start the northward trek up […] [Read More]
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Kemba the Ranch Hand

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LA/XC-4 DAYS FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN, SIXTEEN, AND SEVENTEEN:  POSTING FROM SANTA MONICA Yesterday Carol, Kemba, and I drove up the PCH to visit our good friends, former-Westporters Susan and Rick.  (Carol flew into L.A. Thursday for a long-weekend visit; as I’m sure you know by now, this whole cross-country road trip thing is not her style.)  […] [Read More]
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Playing It Smart in the Dog Park

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I hear Ricky was kind of disappointed with my first Duck Dog post.  Said I bounced around from topic to topic — “like a pinball.”  I get the feeling he was trying to say I’m immature.  I understand what he means.  It’s just that I get really excited by a lot of different things.  I’m […] [Read More]
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