Monthly Archives: February 2015

All the Sports Begin Early These Days

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:05 a.m. It’s Friday the Thirteenth, and all is well. College baseball season is opening across the land the Division I level, though smaller schools have been enjoying Freeze-Out for a week or … Continue reading

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You’d Think That People Would’ve Had Enough of Silly Love Songs

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:45 a.m. No one has asked me who will win the Sprint Cup championship? Perhaps they already know my opinion, it having been made to the point of tedium in this space. I’d … Continue reading

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The Road Does Not Go On Forever, and the Party Sometimes Ends

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:02 a.m. I feel fortunate this morning. For some unusual reason, I awakened a little after six. I was going to try to go back to sleep, and I don’t know why I … Continue reading

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Just One More Week

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 9, 2015, 11:57 a.m. If the higher purpose had been giving the world an extra motive for anticipating the beginning of the NASCAR season, the weekend just past worked marvelously, at least personally. What were … Continue reading

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Just Who Can You Believe?

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:52 p.m. I put my hometown at the top of these blogs (unless I happen to be writing from somewhere else) for a reason: my outlook is shaped by where I’m from. Sometimes … Continue reading

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The Winds of Daytona Beach Beckon

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10:16 a.m. For the second day in a row, I was up unusually early this morning. About seven. Where once I routinely rose at six or six-thirty, now it’s more often eight-thirty or … Continue reading

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Starring Carroll and Belichick, Directed by Hitchcock

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:45 a.m. Many years ago, I was sitting on a bed in a motel room in Johnson City, Tennessee, waiting to take a bus to a basketball game between Furman and East Tennessee … Continue reading

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