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The Baco-Thon story in the Washington Post today

When they postponed the Boston Marathon, I decided to create my own one-man marathon, the “Baco-Thon.” I didn’t have 500,000 screaming spectators, so I ran past everything I care about – my schools, friends’ houses, favorite haunts – to keep me going. But the response was unexpected and overwhelming. Together, we created something from nothing […]

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The Barwis School of Pukitude

Since we can’t watch sports, UM Press decided to give weekly excerpts from The Best of Bacon. This week, to coincide with my latest crazy idea — running a 26.2-mile marathon of my own Saturday morning, the first (and probably last!) Baco-Thon — we’re running my story of working out with the Michigan football team […]

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The Inaugural Baco-Thon

After nine months, 35 pounds, and 500 miles or so, I’m ready to see if I can actually run a marathon – no matter how slowly! I’m going to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and hope to finish before 2 p.m. Yes, a slow 11-12 minute/mile pace – about the same as a riding […]

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Friday Freebie #2: Ernie Harwell, the voice of Tiger Baseball

Since we can’t watch sports, UM Press decided to give weekly excerpts from The Best of Bacon. This week, the great Ernie Harwell. “He turned baseball games into stories. In his world, a batter didn’t merely strike out. He was ‘called out for excessive window shopping,’ or ‘caught standing there like the house by the […]

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Excerpts from Best of Bacon, for Paesanos Restaurant workers

To support Ann Arbor restaurant workers, Paesanos restaurant – #4 Italian in state, but I say it’s #1! – is giving signed copies of Best of Bacon with their fantastic Bacon Fettucine Carbonara(+rolls, salad, or soup) for $32.95! The book is $25, doggonnit! Stories about Ernie Harwell, Gordie Howe, Tom Izzo and more – but […]

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Now It’s Michigan’s Turn To Face a Familiar Crisis

INTRO:  The University of Michigan now faces a problem familiar to its Big Ten peers: a former staff member has been accused by his patients of inappropriate conduct during medical exams. We’re about to find out what Michigan has learned from its peers about what to do, and what not to do.  This month we’ve […]

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