Monthly Archives: April 2016

Baseball, Softball, and Other Important Stuff

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:52 a.m. It’s been a busy day. I’ve finally gotten the print version of my 2015 novel, Crazy of Natural Causes, out and available to the public. I might even get the new … Continue reading

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Getting My Head Straight and My Grass Short

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 2:45 p.m. I just got finished cutting grass, first my mother’s and then mine. Riding around on a mower affords plenty of time to think. I listened to Marty Robbins, Lefty Frizzell, Kris … Continue reading

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Running Out There, Free and Alone

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 22, 2016, 1:56 p.m. Until Thursday afternoon, it had been at least 25 years since I covered a track meet. I’d covered about 500 Sprint (and Nextel and Winston) Cup stock car races, and probably … Continue reading

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On With The Show, This Is It

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:29 a.m. Choose one word to describe Laurens District High School head baseball coach Dale Nelson. Driven? Competitive? Relentless? Take your choice. Baseball players are complex because it is a complex game. It … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had By … Well … Almost All

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:17 a.m. As a general rule, fans enjoy close competition. Many the home team has failed agonizingly, and after the obligatory teeth gnashing, its fans wind up sighing and saying, “Well, at least … Continue reading

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‘I’m Not as Good as I Once Was, but I’m as Good Once …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:04 p.m. I did something on Sunday — and quite a way into Monday — that I don’t think I could have done when I was younger. This is encouraging. It might not … Continue reading

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I Love This Week

Gainesville, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:20 a.m. I don’t have too much to say this cloudy Texas morning. Everything went fine on Friday. Classic Recall, a local band of musicians who play rock and roll from the 1960s and … Continue reading

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White Lines and All Kinds of Stop Signs

Gainesville, Texas, Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:55 a.m. It’s been a hectic, fun, and, of course, exhausting few days. I haven’t had a chance to write anything till now, and there’s a good chance posting on this motel wi-fi is … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Kind of Cure for That Disease

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:16 a.m. Winning is thought to be contagious. Vince Lombardi said, “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” The great pro … Continue reading

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Hooks, and Rhymes, and Reasons

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:43 a.m. I’ve had a few days to digest it. It’s time for me to pay homage to the great Merle Haggard, who died on his 79th birthday, and it didn’t make me … Continue reading

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