Monthly Archives: June 2014

Somewhat of a Race

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7:15 p.m. Occasionally, I blog a NASCAR race as it goes along, and this is such a night. At worst, this will be a superior form of tweeting, though lacking immediacy because I won’t … Continue reading

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Edwards the Overachiever

Clinton, S.C., Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:14 p.m. Take a look at the Sprint Cup point standings, and it’s hard to make a case that Carl Edwards’ team is off. He has two victories and is sixth in the rankings, … Continue reading

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The Lads Are Giving It Their All

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, June 26, 2014, 3:56 p.m. Whew. The USA advances, not by winning, not by a draw, but by falling, 1-0, to Germany in the final match of Group G play, and the grace of Portugal edging Ghana, … Continue reading

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Timmy Was Smokin’ and I Was Sketchin’

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:16 p.m. Most of my friends know that my favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox. What many may not know is that my favorite National League team is the San Francisco Giants, … Continue reading

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Love at First Bite

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:50 p.m. Today, I voted, which was the simplest of tasks. I worked on a new short story (Part Two of “The Paved Road, posted at www.wellpilgrim.wordpress.com), which was quite a bit more difficult. … Continue reading

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Fine by Me

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, June 21, 2014, 5:39 p.m. Since I stopped going to the track – or since my going was stopped, whatever – I’ve grown increasingly ambivalent, not about NASCAR, specifically, but about what NASCAR does. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Able Was I, Ere I Saw Elba

Clinton, S.C., Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:14 a.m. If this was two years ago, I’d be driving down to Oakland to see the Red Sox, but the Sox wouldn’t be playing the A’s, so I’d go see the Avett Brothers … Continue reading

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It Takes a Leap

Clinton, S.C., Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:36 p.m. My original plan, first thing this morning, was to write about Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but, unfortunately, I didn’t have much to write. I preempted myself. Before the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Expectations for the Longest Day

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014, 8:59 a.m. It’s race morning in Michigan, not just in the infield and campgrounds around the track but also in neighboring towns from Detroit in the east to Coldwater in the west, Toledo to … Continue reading

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Strong Opinions

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014, 10:21 a.m. Some writers try to hide their own views. Notice I didn’t use the word “reporter.” Reporters are supposed to hide their feelings. My contention is not that reporters aren’t writers. They most … Continue reading

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