Monthly Archives: January 2018

Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nobody Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m. NASCAR fans turn their lonely eyes to the young men streaming into the great speed palaces of the land. Some are wondering if it will ever be the same again. No … Continue reading

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The Racing World According to Barrie Jarman

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:48 p.m. It was just about a year ago that Barrie Jarman was born. Amazingly, he is now nineteen years old. Barrie is the hero of two novels I’ve written in the past … Continue reading

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Oh, Say a Prayer for Marcus, too

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:45 a.m. In my living room, I was aghast. In Minneapolis, they were exultant. In New Orleans, they were crestfallen. How could he miss that tackle? I haven’t seen anything like that since … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

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Who’s a Legend?

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:52 p.m. Sam Tiller plays football, basketball, and soccer for the Clinton High School Red Devils. Currently, it’s basketball season. Last night I was at CHS Gymnasium to write about the game between … Continue reading

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Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Football season is winding down. Alabama clobbered Clemson, 24-6, in the BCS, meaning the Crimson Tide will advance to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for college football’s national championship. Georgia survived … Continue reading

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An Up and a Down in the Palmetto State

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m. In the aftermath of the New Year’s football games, my principal feeling when I got up this morning was bonhomie for the recently suffering South Carolina fans. The Gamecocks came from … Continue reading

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