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Kemba’s First Trip To Vermont

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Wow — four weeks Kemba had been living in Westport as of last Saturday, and I hadn’t yet taken him on a single major road trip!  (Not counting his original epic drive from Nova Scotia down to CT, that is.)  Had to do something about that, so last weekend Beagle Man and the Missus loaded […] [Read More]
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Still Licking

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My L.A. friend Ilene — we grew up together in Teaneck, NJ — calls me “Wanderlust Dude.”  She’s amazed that every year, within 48 hours after returning from my cross-country road trip, I’ve driven to Montauk, or Vermont, or someplace else that takes a car to get to — after having spent the previous four […] [Read More]
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Sa-Jack, Meet Ric-Kemba

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I’ve been thinking about Sa-Jack, my roommate back in my fraternity days, because later this week is my birthday — and two days later, his.   Sa-Jack, these days, looks like Jon Stewart, and like Jon Stewart, he’s a pretty funny guy.  Always was.  One of his best routines, back in the day, was his riff […] [Read More]
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Kemba Gets $48M Deal!

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It’s Sunday night, and there’s Beagle Man watching his Knicks, once again, on TV.  They’re playing the Charlotte Hornets, whose star is — you guessed it — UConn’s own Kemba Walker!  And watching from the green couch, riveted by his every move?  Yup!  His namesake:  Kemba Herman!  I know, cute, right?  (The B-Man mentioned just […] [Read More]
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The Amazing, Miraculous “New Puppy” Weight-Loss Diet!

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This is incredible!  I’ve lost 4.6 pounds — I swear! — since bringing Kemba home with me last Saturday!  That’s even more impressive than the results of my inaugural LA/XC Diet™ back in 2011, when I dropped 5 pounds (because I often skipped meals to make my 500 miles a day), but that was over […] [Read More]
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He’s Coming Home

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Lots of fuss and excitement leading up to Beagle Man’s trip to Portland, Maine, this weekend to pick up the little whippersnapper.  The whole household is in an uproar.  A week ago B-Man bought virtually every toy in Choice Pet Supply that was not made in China, as well as pretty much everything else in […] [Read More]
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LA/XC-4: First Peek

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* * * COUNTDOWN:  169 DAYS TO LA/XC-4 * * * Jk about starting the countdown already.  I mean, I won’t even have a dog yet for another two weeks.  But as I’ve learned from LA/XC-1, -2, and -3, it’s never too early to begin planning.  And part of the prep, of course, means getting […] [Read More]
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The Last Lonesome Hike

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On our way up to Vermont Thursday night (Yes, Beagle Man fans — MTK season is over; VT season has begun ), I told Carol that since Friday was supposed to be a gorgeous, sunny fall day, and I’d heard foliage was the best in years, I was going to hike up Bromley Mountain.  “And,” […] [Read More]
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