Monthly Archives: May 2013

My Fictitious Worlds and Welcome to Them

Clinton, S.C., Monday, May 20, 1:43 p.m. I’ve been writing all morning. Originally I was going to write this blog, but there wasn’t any particular subject that came to mind, so I dug in on the 21st chapter of the … Continue reading

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Frustration Gets Plenty of Exercise

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 19, 1:23 p.m. Are you familiar with Georges Clemenceau’s quote, “War is too serious a matter to be left to soldiers”? Well, now you are. Clemenceau is not angling for a ride in the Camping World … Continue reading

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Global Raining

This day reminds me of an old TV commercial hyping the songs of Brook Benton. It aired regularly, oh, 30 or 40 years ago and was common in the days of K-Tel and Wham-O, when records weren’t strictly “old school.” … Continue reading

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He Didn’t Give a Damn in a Good Way

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:32 a.m. The first time I had an extended conversation with Dick Trickle was early in 1995. He was about to begin his only season in Bud Moore’s No. 15 Quality Care Ford. Bud’s … Continue reading

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The One My Brother Missed

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10:01 a.m. My younger brother and I were (and are) vastly different. I am heavy. He is light. I have brown eyes. His are blue. I made better grades. He was a fine athlete. … Continue reading

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Faster and Faster and Faster …

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:46 a.m. I don’t think there’s ever been any danger of the Justice Department seizing my emails. I doubt the existence of a NASCAR leak would unduly alarm those in the halls of government. … Continue reading

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Flights of Fancy on Flights of Fancy

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, May 14, 10:31 a.m. I like movies. They make me a jolly good fellow. Wait a minute. That’s not movies. That’s beer. Someone requested the Tom T. Hall song, “I Like Beer,” last Friday night. I played … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Coming to Mind

Clinton, S.C., Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:05 a.m. I’m so out of touch. Never once have I taken a photograph of myself in the mirror. Nor have I depicted my latest plate of food (though it does remind me that … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Angst

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 12, 2013, 1:22 p.m. Saturday felt kind of weird. The Southern 500 was two and a half-hour’s drive away at Darlington Raceway, my favorite NASCAR track. I didn’t go. In fact, I didn’t watch on TV. … Continue reading

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The Little Guy (or Gal) Can’t Get Nowhere Today

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1:36 p.m. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how government picks on people, particularly those who are weakest. Oddly enough, I think this happens more at the state and local level than the … Continue reading

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