Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Kid and Me, Watching Football

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Well, it wasn’t that bad, not as bad as the score indicated, and, yes, that qualifies as one of football’s season’s familiar rationalizations. Gaffney walloped Clinton, 45-18, last night, and that’s … Continue reading

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Roundabout Trips and Uphill Battles

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:41 a.m. It’s probably not a good omen that I’m writing this blog while “Return of the Pink Panther” is playing on television. Chief Inspector Dreyfuss’s eyelashes are wiggling involuntarily even as I, … Continue reading

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A Song Is Born

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, August 29, 2013, 8:30 a.m. I mentioned the other day that I hadn’t been writing any songs lately, but … from out of nowhere … I was in a great mood last night. The Boston Red … Continue reading

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The Truth But Not the Whole Truth

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:42 p.m. Ahhhh. I feel as if I must take a deep breath because I’m about to launch into some basic information about the way journalism works. One of life’s great ironies is … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean a Blog

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 11:42 a.m. This blank sheet of virtual paper is staring me in the face. I’ve got a virtual notebook full of ideas for blogs that I don’t particularly want to tackle today. What … Continue reading

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Finding Time for Music

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 26, 2013, 10:39 a.m. A disadvantage of songwriting is that it detracts from song listening. It’s a good problem to have, all in all, I reckon, or, at least, not a terrible one. It’s just … Continue reading

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There’s the Rub … That Wasn’t

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1:25 p.m. When it came “right down to it” on Saturday night, and the Irwin Tools Night Race was “there for the taking,” Matt Kenseth won it because he was capable of what … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Champions

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 24, 2013, 10:04 a.m. In NASCAR, this is one weird year, the kind that comes along every so often when one era ends and another begins. Regardless of how solid Jimmie Johnson’s fleeting hold on … Continue reading

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An Explanation of My Absence

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:08 a.m. Sorry I missed everyone yesterday out there in Internet Land. It’s the modern equivalent of Radio Land, or TV Land, as in, “Hey, all you folks in Internet Land! How you … Continue reading

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Friends Called Him ‘Dutch,’ and Surprising No One, It Fit

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:06 a.m. Yesterday Jim McLaurin, fast becoming a regular character in these epistles, predicted that I would write my blog about Elmore Leonard, who died at 87. Jim knows me too well. He … Continue reading

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