Monthly Archives: October 2015

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:48 a.m. I haven’t felt the urge to blog lately. I’ve been working on a novel called Cowboys Come Home, trying to sell one called Forgive Us Our Trespasses, and trying to get … Continue reading

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Tales of Tvlvteke

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:03 a.m. Talladega. It must be more than “border town” in Creek, which is the official explanation. According to no less a source than Wikipedia, the Creek (and/or Muscogee) word is “Tvlvteke.” Tvlvteke … Continue reading

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Coping with Adversity

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 18, 11:36 a.m. I know this is hard to believe, but it is possible to have a wonderful weekend in spite of the ballgames falling shy of one’s expectations. Perhaps I’m growing more understanding as … Continue reading

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Spurrier? He Kept Me Interested

  Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:51 a.m. No sooner than the flood waters subside, and Steve Spurrier’s gone. Well, not gone. He’s not going to coach ball at the University of South Carolina anymore. First, Spurrier was … Continue reading

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The Roots of My Writing

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4:18 p.m. Vince Lombardi said that winning isn’t everything. He really did. The next sentence was, “It is the only thing.” Yet Clinton High School’s football team lost, 24-16, last night, and the … Continue reading

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Charlotte ‘Back in My Day’

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:19 a.m. When I was a boy, for some reason, races at Charlotte Motor Speedway were not often featured, via tape delay a week later, on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. I listened … Continue reading

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Fashion Cents

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:04 p.m. Over the years, it’s been my observation that most fans think their favorite (driver, athlete, politician, etc.) is the only guy who tells it like it is, and their least favorite … Continue reading

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‘I Don’t Think the Heavy Stuff’s Coming Through for Quite a While’

Watery Hell, South Carolina, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:35 a.m. I’d like to just sit at home like I am now, wearing sweats and a “Republic of Texas” tee shirt I bought satirically in May. I’d like to watch South … Continue reading

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Bring on the Weather

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:51 a.m. The Red Devils are now past the halfway point of Andrew Webb’s first season as head football coach. The record is 2-4, which is not as good as everyone would like, … Continue reading

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Spanning the Coast

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:10 a.m. I don’t know what I’m doing. Okay, okay, people have said this about me before. I haven’t said it often, and when I did, it was generally way too late. But … Continue reading

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