Category Archives: Career

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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Looking Across the Lake

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:26 a.m. It’s been an eventful week. I got a cover designed for my next novel, Cowboys Come Home. I started on a sixth, which doesn’t mean it has a name yet, only … Continue reading

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Confidence Men

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:31 a.m. Those who covered stock car races with me for twenty years are aware of my Rules. Dutton’s Rules. There’s no list. I just cite one from time to time. They’re scattered … Continue reading

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It Takes a Leap

Clinton, S.C., Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:36 p.m. My original plan, first thing this morning, was to write about Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but, unfortunately, I didn’t have much to write. I preempted myself. Before the … Continue reading

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Another. Big. Day.

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, June 5, 2014, 8:47 a.m.   This morning I read a Q&A with Rick Reilly in which he talked about his decision to give up sportswriting. He’s going to move to Florence, Italy. I might drive through … Continue reading

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It’s So Different, It’s the Same

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:15 p.m. Another month, the fourth, is about to end. I’m mildly saddened by its passing in that it was the one in which I was born, but that was a long time ago, … Continue reading

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Making Believe

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:22 p.m. Fortunately, in this weekend bereft of football, I will manage to occupy myself for at least part of it on the road. I’m going to be making a long drive early … Continue reading

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Chances Are My Chances Are …

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 28, 2013, 3:50 p.m. The year of my discontent is near its end. My job was eliminated after 16-1/2 years. On Jan. 4, I found out that Jan. 4 was my last day at the … Continue reading

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No Need To Be So Touchy

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 4:37 p.m. I go to the post office quite often these days as I am occupied shipping copies of my novel, The Intangibles, that folks order off this web site. Today I was … Continue reading

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Selling Books Socially

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 21, 2013, 9:45 a.m. I have 5,945 Twitter followers, or that was the total the last time I checked. I have 4,492 Facebook friends. Oh, man. That’s a lot of acquaintances to maintain. My Facebook … Continue reading

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