Monthly Archives: May 2013

What I Like(d) About Dover

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:02 a.m. Timing probably has something to do with my love of Dover International Speedway. The first Sprint Cup weekend there falls each season after The Two Weeks of Charlotte. Drivers, owners and crewmen … Continue reading

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You Got Me Writing the Blues

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:38 a.m. Writing a daily blog is like writing a blues song. No, I don’t have the blues. I’m suitably upbeat. But it’s a matter of getting up, brewing a cup of coffee, turning … Continue reading

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Assorted Thoughts of Wednesday

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:37 a.m. Last night I watched Steve McQueen in “Bullitt.” Remember when actors didn’t talk so much? Clint Eastwood is the last one standing, I guess. McQueen epitomized 1960s cool. I don’t think anyone … Continue reading

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Things of Which I Thought

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 4:54 p.m. Recent observations, listed here in lieu of any coherent subject on which to blog: Furman was the only school in the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament whose fans didn’t wear camouflage caps with … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Clinton, S.C., Monday, May 27, 2013, 9:20 a.m. Who didn’t awaken Sunday morning and think, man, this is racing nirvana? Grand Prix of Monaco, Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte … road racing, Indy cars, stock cars … most unique, … Continue reading

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Racing It As It Comes

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 26, 8:17 a.m. It’s not actually Memorial Day. That’s Monday. And, strictly speaking, it will be a day to mourn our war dead, not to cheer on the troops or to honor the veterans. Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Be True to Your School

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 25, 1:42 p.m. Why did I have such a good time at the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament? Furman won its opener over Elon, 10-1, lost in excruciating fashion, 3-2, in its second game vs. Georgia Southern, … Continue reading

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The Sad Demise of the Name ‘Dick’

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 24, 11:32 a.m. When I was a kid, the top driver in NASCAR was occasionally referred to on television and in print as “Dick Petty,” though the King himself always preferred “Richard.” If the announcer said … Continue reading

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It’s All About What Happens with Two Out

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:32 a.m. I take pride in my baseball knowledge, but this was a bit extreme. On Wednesday, I watched three baseball games at the Southern Conference tournament in Greenville (S.C.) at Fluor Field. Furman … Continue reading

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Reconciling Moore with a Loving God

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:52 a.m. When I awakened this morning, halfway across the country, I suppose I was somewhat prepared for more news of tragedy in Moore, Okla. Sometimes it strikes me as useless all the times … Continue reading

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