Monthly Archives: May 2014

Underrated If There Is Such a Thing

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 30, 2014, 5:10 p.m. I’ve been monitoring events at Dover International Speedway, which is to note that I have been writing and reading while the announcers prattle on. Like many NASCAR fans, I subconsciously measure how … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Here at the House …

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, May 29, 2014, 4:06 p.m. The grass is cut at my mother’s house. It’s raining now, but I never felt more than a drizzle when I was turning laps on the mower. The Rangers and Twins are … Continue reading

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Twisted Thoughts on Memorial Racing Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:03 a.m. Several of my songs begin with waking up in the morning: First thing I saw ,when I woke up this morning … Woke up this morning feelin’ kinda bad … This particular … Continue reading

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Spanning the Racing Globe

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:56 p.m. I guess I’m getting ready for the great Memorial Day festival of racing. Last night I played a decent set of music at the local Mexican joint. This morning I wrote the … Continue reading

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Halfway to Charlotte

Clinton, S.C., Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:54 p.m. The most identifiable place to meet in my native state is a gigantic peach that borders Interstate 85 near Gaffney. It also happens to be midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and my … Continue reading

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Fit for Rumination

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, May 22, 2014, 11:09 a.m. Hey, it’s good to be back home again / Sometimes this old farm seems like a long-lost friend …” – John Denver. I’m not sure how much work I’m going to get … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Do

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:45 p.m. I’m home again. It’s been nine days, mostly on the road. I spent seven nights in four hotels and one on a friend’s couch. I drove the following interstate highways: 26, 385, … Continue reading

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Quite the Fan Experience

Jackson, Miss., Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:04 a.m. NASCAR is far away. Books and music are much closer. The Sprint All-Star Race is at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. I’ll be emceeing the Concert for VISTO in Gainesville, Texas. … Continue reading

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It’s a Minor Thing

Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 4:06 p.m. Today I very nearly had a section to myself at Trustmark Park. (How many stadiums rhyme?) It was getaway day in the Southern League, so the Mississippi Braves closed out with the … Continue reading

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In the Merry, Merry Month of May

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9:27 a.m. The Five-Hour Energy Drink 400, which almost required the full range of the stimulating beverage, was important for two reasons. If the Sprint Cup points leader is winless when the Chase commences, … Continue reading

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