Monthly Archives: September 2015

What Emerged from the Mist

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:31 p.m. Ever since Friday morning, or, I’d say, a good 90 percent of the time, a misty rain has been falling, sometimes heavy, sometimes light, almost always there, speckling the windshield, aggravating … Continue reading

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Memories Are Made of These

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:44 a.m. I’m fond of walking into a tumultuous atmosphere, looking around, and proclaiming, satirically, “Another … big … day.” My days and nights are generally pretty calm now. Writing fiction is like … Continue reading

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Hear Shouts of Triumph Echo Through the Sky

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 22, 2015, 10:01 a.m. “There isn’t a much better feeling in the world.” I was watching a video this morning. The words were Reese Hannon’s following Furman’s 16-15 upset of Central Florida on Saturday. The … Continue reading

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The Caravan Stops Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11:54 a.m. Saturday night’s Campbell-Presbyterian game was key. It was crucial, must-see but not on TV. The Blue Hose opened the season at Miami of Ohio (7-26) and Charlotte (10-34). After the Bailey … Continue reading

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A Loss of Character … and Characters

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:55 a.m. One of the reasons I didn’t enjoy covering NASCAR as much in the final few seasons I was traveling with the circus was that it became so formal. More and more, … Continue reading

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The Questionable Decision of Awakening at All

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:43 p.m. This has not been one of my better days, partly because last night was one of my better nights. Remain calm. I didn’t party like it was 1980. (At this point … Continue reading

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All in All, a Lovely Weekend It Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4 p.m. Nice people live in Woodruff. If they were any nicer, undoubtedly, they’d be in Clinton. The Wolverines have been hosting the Red Devils, and the Red Devils have been returning the … Continue reading

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It’s All a Matter of the Weather

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:49 a.m. A National Football League game will be played tonight. I know this because I just got finished listening to Jim Cantore analyze the game on the basis of its weather. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Words That Never Got Spoken

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:57 p.m. On Friday night, the Clinton High School state championship teams of 1975 and 1985 were supposed to be honored in halftime ceremonies at Wilder Stadium. Because of lightning, wind, rain, postponement … Continue reading

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Jet Lag Requires No Jets

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:31 p.m. I’m proud of myself. I managed to sleep until 10 this morning. This morning person has been doing lots of work at night. A high school football game Friday night (and … Continue reading

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