Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tony’s Gotta Be Tough

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:19 p.m. This morning I was working on a novel, and Tony Stewart’s media session was mostly over by the time I thought of it. I read the Tweets, and, later, when I … Continue reading

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Jeff Gordon Wins, and That’s All

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:20 p.m. The Sprint Cup race – What was it? The Oscar’s Back Rub 400 or something? — at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway has begun. I didn’t watch much of the advance coverage. … Continue reading

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The Constant Variety of Football, Et Cetera

  Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:42 a.m. This is yet another day where I’ve been sitting around, fixing breakfast, playing my guitar, watching Lee Corso carry on, and hoping some topic for a blog would drift into … Continue reading

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Nonplussed

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:02 a.m. Last night the Red Sox beat the Rays, 11-3. Someone named Garin Cecchini hit a home run. The reigning world champions are nineteen games below .500. The Rays aren’t playoff contenders, … Continue reading

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Etch a Sketch

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 22, 2014, 8:44 a.m. From far New Hampshire, I watched on TV as another budding superstar, Joey Logano, captured the second race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, which is the title of the sport’s … Continue reading

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No Bowl Implications Necessary

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:21 p.m. Football is a game of radical transitions. Presbyterian opened its season losing 55-3 to Northern Illinois. The Blue Hose followed that up with a 69-14 verdict over Bluefield. Obviously, the degree … Continue reading

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Latest Blast from the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:15 a.m. On Friday night, I watched a game at J.W. Babb Stadium for the first time in thirty-four years. The last time I watched the Greenwood Eagles play, the football coach was … Continue reading

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Up This Hill and Down

  Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:06 a.m. The NASCAR gypsies are off in New Hampshire, chasing each other and whatnot, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. might say. Last night, thank goodness for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which … Continue reading

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A Contradiction in Terms

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:08 a.m. There’s no crying in baseball. I’ll concede that point and raise you one. There’s no press in the press box. I got that message this morning from a high school athletic … Continue reading

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I Shot a Day Just to Watch It Die

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:17 p.m. It’s a miracle. I’ve gotten this contraption to work. Another contraption might soon be working better. It is, however, a long story. Yesterday, I wrote a blog on my “writing” (as … Continue reading

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