Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Grind Gets Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:58 a.m. Let’s see. Today is the last day of the month, which means a download of my fourth novel, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, will no longer be 99 cents. Good news and … Continue reading

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The Bland New World

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:33 a.m. When I heard about the latest NASCAR changes, I was alarmed, as I often am. I’m alarmed about the new president. I’m alarmed about what kids post on Twitter. I’m alarmed … Continue reading

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Four Decades Ago Till Now

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Little did I know that the first basketball games I would write about would be contested on January 17. Oh, I’ve attended a bunch of them: Clinton High School varsity and … Continue reading

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I Feel Like I’ve Gotta Travel On

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:52 a.m. I haven’t been to a race track since Homestead, Florida, at the end of 2012. On January 4, 2013, the Gaston Gazette informed that my position would be discontinued on … … Continue reading

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They Both Wore Their Own Kinds of Hats

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Here’s what Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards have in common, and it’s not much. Both, when they arrived at NASCAR’s highest level, were a sportswriter’s dream, and some of those then … Continue reading

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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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How to Make the Big Four Bigger

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m. As I am not noted for moderation, please forgive me this one indiscretion. I am aware that Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty … Continue reading

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The Tide Rolls and the Tigers Fight, Tigers (Fight, Fight)

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:11 a.m. I was up early on New Year’s. I wanted to catch it before the sun came up. Not too early, though, I expect I was asleep by the time of its … Continue reading

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