Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t, Almond Joy Has Nuts, Mounds Don’t’

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:55 a.m. When I got up this morning, I thought, well, it wasn’t that bad. But it was. Clinton High School’s football team, seemingly invigorated by a season-opening, 30-29, overtime upset of a … Continue reading

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Potentially a Time for Progress

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:18 a.m. No race this weekend. Maybe I’ll go to a ballgame. This is going to be — knock on wood — the least busy weekend for quite some time. The Greer at … Continue reading

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In My Element

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. Football has changed. I still love it. The players are bigger, though not so much at Clinton High School as the teams it faces. The best word to describe the Red … Continue reading

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When This Old Town Seems Young

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 21, 2015, 11:27 a.m. Tonight Clinton High School opens its varsity football season at home against A.C. Flora of Columbia. The Red Devils defeated the Falcons in the first round of the 2013 3A playoffs … Continue reading

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For Old Times’ Sake

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m. It occurred to me recently that the restoration of Darlington to Labor Day weekend means the restoration of what was, for years, my favorite stretch of the season. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Hardly Heavy but Worthy of Lifting

  Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 15, 2015, 1:26 p.m. Sometimes the mind needs to be cleaned of all the items that are too short to stand alone but too long to advance by means of the social media.   … Continue reading

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Things Even Bigger Than I Am

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:54 a.m. I feel incoherently profound this morning. I’m thoughtful, but none of the thoughts make sense. I’m wasting my time on issues beyond my ability to comprehend or influence. I’ve already had … Continue reading

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Informal Football Rules of Survival

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:24 a.m. On Tuesday evening, I sat in the Wilder Stadium stands at about the 20-yard line, right about where my late father once watched me play, to see the upstart Red Devils … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:02 a.m. For every ending is there a beginning. And vice-versa. Endings have been prevalent this year. I miss David Letterman. And Don Imus, who isn’t on TV anymore. And Jon Stewart, who … Continue reading

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Hey, Let’s Get Stoopid

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:01 p.m. One of the reasons the world is growing more stupid is that stupid has become fashionable and smart has gone out of style. For instance, it’s really been hot lately. Some … Continue reading

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