Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Matter of Knowing How to Win

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, November 29, 2015, 11:01 a.m. Under cover of spreading darkness, I wandered away from my college football bunker last night. I needed a refuge from the carpal thumb syndrome of checking back and forth between Clemson-Carolina, … Continue reading

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Thanks, Too, for the Hard Times That Make Us Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:42 a.m. It’s Thanksgiving. Cool. It’s my favorite holiday. It’s all good. The Christmas season has a bitter edge because sometimes the pettiness in people comes out. Everyone seems to dwell on the … Continue reading

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Every Season Has Its Moments

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:55 a.m. Time passes. Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. NASCAR is over. All the football teams I watch in person — Clinton and Laurens Highs, Presbyterian College and Furman University — have completed their … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Root for the Winners

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 20, 2015, 10:04 a.m. The smell of beef wafts through the house. Sometime this afternoon, I’ll season the chili I’m taking to the final Presbyterian College home football game against a college named Kennesaw, its … Continue reading

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In the Cold Arizona Rain

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 16, 2015, 2:45 p.m. Sunday didn’t wind up being laid out in the manner I’d envisioned. Sunday missed deadline. Sunday spilled over into Monday. A 312-mile NASCAR race near Phoenix, Arizona, of all places, was … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:58 p.m. Among the things that I love more than Sunday School and church / Is drinking cold beer with my buddies at the pool hall after work. It’s from one of the … Continue reading

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The King of Laurens

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m. Last night I got home late from writing about the high school football game between Laurens and Greenwood, won by the former, 17-14, and ending a long losing streak by the … Continue reading

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Building My Inventory

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10:34 a.m. No overarching topic exists for me to write about this morning. No. One exists. It just eludes me. This is as it has been for several days. Oh, I’ve been writing. … Continue reading

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The Long, Quiet Autumn

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:23 p.m. I’m looking live at Crocker Field, on which Presbyterian College plays football, but I’d have to stand up to see most of Bailey Memorial Stadium, from which fans watch the Blue … Continue reading

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