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‘Oh, Doctor, You Have Healed What Ails Me!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 2, 2018, 11:59 a.m. Fans are unreasonable by nature. If they weren’t fanatical, from which “fan” is derived, all sports would die. Passion and reason are often antithetical. Few of the virtues overlap. If a … Continue reading

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Dinglebert Trumperdinck

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8:01 a.m. This is a year only Dr. Seuss could possibly understand. I know that Trump, that hopeless grump. I want to kick him in the rump. He tells me what I want … Continue reading

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Thanks, Too, for the Hard Times That Make Us Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:42 a.m. It’s Thanksgiving. Cool. It’s my favorite holiday. It’s all good. The Christmas season has a bitter edge because sometimes the pettiness in people comes out. Everyone seems to dwell on the … Continue reading

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:48 a.m. I haven’t felt the urge to blog lately. I’ve been working on a novel called Cowboys Come Home, trying to sell one called Forgive Us Our Trespasses, and trying to get … Continue reading

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Potentially a Time for Progress

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:18 a.m. No race this weekend. Maybe I’ll go to a ballgame. This is going to be — knock on wood — the least busy weekend for quite some time. The Greer at … Continue reading

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The King, Unfulfilled

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 8, 2015, 10:51 a.m. Well, if it’s not Elvis Presley’s birthday. One can tell by the crummy movies on TCM. Elvis movies are good to write by. One can pay only mild attention and still … Continue reading

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A Road ‘Companion’

[cb_profit_poster Guitar2]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, January 26, 2014, 1:57 p.m. On Saturday, I took quite the day trip, a round trip to Georgetown, S.C., down on the coast more than 200 miles away. I left the house at 6 in the … 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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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … Continue reading

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A Change of Tone

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 3, 2014, 2:12 p.m. Here’s a surprise. I’ve been writing. This morning, I went back through the first three chapters of my budding western novel, Cowboys Come Home, and cleaned them up a bit at … Continue reading

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