Monthly Archives: August 2013

Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:12 p.m. The Boston Red Sox are on the West Coast, and when the Sox go west, in a sense, so, too, do I. They polished off the San Francisco Giants last night, … Continue reading

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He’s Gonna Make It After All!

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:03 a.m. I keep hearing these words: “And remember, Joey Logano is still just 23!” Still? Still? I’m also surprised Logano is 23. Had my job at the county fair been estimating ages, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Race at the Worst Possible Time

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, August 18, 2013, 12:53 p.m. Here it is again, the Pure Michigan 400 beckoning, and me struggling to come up with something that might amuse, inform or entertain you. Two out of three wouldn’t be bad. I’d … Continue reading

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That Sweet Smell Is Freedom, Not Success

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11:45 a.m. Once upon a time, the Sports Editor assigned me a story on all the special paint schemes in place for The Winston. It gives you an idea of how long ago … Continue reading

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I’m Just a Ruminatin’ Man Today

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 16, 2013, 11:05 a.m. Perhaps my view is slightly jaded by present circumstances. I want to make a living on my own. I’d like for books and songs and my web site to sustain me. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Part of the Job Anymore

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:46 a.m. Today is a travel day. Many of my former colleagues are flying to Detroit or, perhaps, Toledo, Ohio, for the weekend’s NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. The majority will check … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather in All Kinds of Weather

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 9:40 a.m. The coolest, wettest summer in memory heads down the stretch, much like the squabbling baseball teams. Every day finds another disparaging remark or two about climate change in my social-media timelines, … Continue reading

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It’s the Minor Achievements That Count

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:07 a.m. Once, while holed up in a condo in Tavernier, Fla., I placed a bag of popcorn in the microwave, set the timer and, as the seconds wound down, listened carefully for … Continue reading

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Consequences of the Curving Road

[cb_profit_poster Travel1] Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 12, 2013, 8:50 a.m. The Rise of the Road Course continues. The winds have shifted. The crowd at Watkins Glen International was up, though, sight unseen, I would bet lots of money there weren’t … Continue reading

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Consider the Old-Fashioned Way

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, August 11, 2013, 8:48 a.m. Before I write a chapter in one of my novels, I need what I call “mulling time.” I’ve got my outline. I know the direction I’m headed. I need to contemplate … Continue reading

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