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In the Absence of Cam Newton

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 18, 2016, 3:12 p.m. What do you know? It was a Sunday with the NFL playoffs going on, and I watched precious little football. My great-nephew was celebrating his 13th birthday at a bowling alley … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:40 p.m. My friend Bernard Durham, who lives outside D.C. in Virginia near Dulles International Airport, drove all the way to Orangeburg, S.C., for Saturday’s FCS football playoff game between Furman and South … Continue reading

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Waiting but Not for Godot

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 1, 2013, 9:59 a.m. I’m awaiting my books. This has been my time of awaiting. I’ve been awaiting “that cahn-sarn novel,” as Walter Brennan might say. Kids, check out Wikipedia. Surely, while flipping channels – … Continue reading

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Lessons on the Line

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:23 a.m. It’s nobody’s opinion but mine. One would think this self-evident. It happens all the time, though. Someone writes, “OK, well, that’s right, but you should have mentioned what [insert name] did … Continue reading

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A Movie, Some Music, a Book on the Horizon

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, October 4, 2013, 9:19 a.m. Four of us went to the movies yesterday. Ella, Anthony, Alex and I saw “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” It’s possible that items of food could one day come … Continue reading

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Another Fine Mess

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:27 a.m. I really can’t explain it. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. It makes no sense, historically or technologically. Not even artistically. I’m laughing about it now. What the hell. Why not? The … Continue reading

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In Marked Contrast to the Clemson Fans

[cb_profit_poster Football2]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:25 p.m. I’m just home from taking Alex Howard, my 10-year-old grandnephew, back to Columbia. It’s an hour each way. I marvel at the resiliency of the young. It’s actually possible for a … Continue reading

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The Kid and Me, Watching Football

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Well, it wasn’t that bad, not as bad as the score indicated, and, yes, that qualifies as one of football’s season’s familiar rationalizations. Gaffney walloped Clinton, 45-18, last night, and that’s … Continue reading

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Roundabout Trips and Uphill Battles

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:41 a.m. It’s probably not a good omen that I’m writing this blog while “Return of the Pink Panther” is playing on television. Chief Inspector Dreyfuss’s eyelashes are wiggling involuntarily even as I, … Continue reading

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Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:12 p.m. The Boston Red Sox are on the West Coast, and when the Sox go west, in a sense, so, too, do I. They polished off the San Francisco Giants last night, … Continue reading

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