Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ain’t No Use to Sit and Wonder Why

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 30, 2016, 9:07 a.m. It wasn’t the best of nights to drive over to Presbyterian College for a basketball game. It wasn’t the best night for a basketball game, period. The Belk Bowl was on … Continue reading

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This Game Is Friday Morning at Six

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:01 a.m. Live, from Seventh Fifth Savings & Loan Ballyard, home during the summer months to the Gitmo Waterboarders of the Florida Keys League, for the first annual John Ford Movies Stagecoach Bowl. … Continue reading

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Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Bowls

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 26, 2016, 11:32 a.m. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Only in America can two college football teams, one with a record of 6-6 and the other 5-7, lead fans hundreds of miles … Continue reading

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The Goats Are Loose for the Holidays

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 23, 2016, 11:58 a.m. I need to knock this blog out. Eastern Michigan is playing Old Dominion in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl in about two hours. I’d hate to have my attention divided. After all, … Continue reading

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Sleighbells Ring-a-ling, Ring-ting-ting-a-ling …

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:56 a.m. I needed to get out of the house. I’d been here for most of Monday and Tuesday, writing my next (sixth) novel past 75,000 words and almost to 250 double-spaced pages. … Continue reading

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The Moon Is the Limit

Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3:52 p.m. At the moment, Chapman is playing Dillon in football down on earth. I am watching from the moon, which is hyperbolically the press box at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game is less … Continue reading

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For Want of Coffee

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m. The Patriots beat the Ravens. I’m going out of my mind trying to sell my novels. The new coffeemaker hasn’t arrived yet. Having to get up and drive out to the … Continue reading

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Coffee, Football, Television & Writing

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:55 a.m. On television, the FCS playoff game between North Dakota State and South Dakota State is about to begin. The Dakotas and Carolinas share north and south, so I reckon I’ll watch. … Continue reading

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Money Isn’t Important If You Got It

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:15 p.m. It was an intimate morning. I deleted spam messages on my website, so I monitored such personal messages as: This makes it a virtuous rootage of straightaway of straightaway sprightliness and … Continue reading

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Uh, Don’t Tell Me … I’ve Nothing to Do

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:28 a.m. I got lots of work done this week, but the last two evenings have been kind of random. After days of mostly writing, I left the house in the afternoon, ran … Continue reading

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