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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

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Delightful Clinton Things

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:33 p.m. This was the most Clinton thing ever. The Clinton thing Friday night is in its infancy, because, dating back to 1920, Laurens has never played the Red Devils to begin a … Continue reading

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The Hometown Cuisine Helps

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 4:57 p.m. Maybe tonight’s Truck race on the Eldora dirt has made me more attentive to the rustic. I had an appointment this afternoon and decided to have an early supper. I’ve got three … Continue reading

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Things Let Go

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 4, 2014, 10:42 a.m. Once upon a time, the forebear of this Sprint Cup race in Daytona Beach, Florida, was Winston Cup, it was always on the Fourth of July, and it began at ten in … Continue reading

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Holiday at the House (Mom’s House)

I’m ready to declare this day, this 237th-and-one-day anniversary of America, a success. I finally got my grass, my damp grass above the saturated soil, cut. And my mother’s, too. It was mostly overcast but occasionally sunny, and it looked … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Carolinas

Having spent 15 years working in North Carolina and living in South Carolina, I’m keenly aware of the fundamental differences in the two. To wit: North Carolina is a basketball state. South Carolina is a football state. If South Carolina … Continue reading

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