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Reluctant, but Righteous, Bucks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:25 p.m. This is a result of a sleepless night. Sleepless nights have often formed the basis of works of fiction. A sleepless night led directly to the two novels I have published … Continue reading

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Memories and Statistics

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m. Oh, baseball. Last night, Mitch Moreland struck out in the bottom of the ninth with two out and the Boston Red Sox trailing, 10-9. It was a wild pitch. The Cleveland … Continue reading

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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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I Don’t Never Have Fun Like That No More

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m. In the early 1970s, the banks of the Little River overflowed in Laurens. A photo on the front page of a newspaper is etched in my mind. A rowboat was making … Continue reading

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Looking at the World Through a Windshield …

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m. About 15-20 years ago, one morning, barely light, I was driving up Interstate 85 between Spartanburg and Cowpens when a blue station wagon roared past me in the right lane. It … Continue reading

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Gimme That Old-Time Promotion, It’s Good Enough for Me

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:25 p.m. It occurred to me yesterday morning. What NASCAR needs is a ground game. Just hand the ball to Jimmy Brown, or pitch it to Gale Sayers. (It’s not that I’m old … Continue reading

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Likes and Dislikes, and Balls and Strikes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:48 a.m. Back in my day … Things were different. They’ll be different in the next day, too. And the one after. Times change. I don’t believe my day was any better than … Continue reading

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The Occasional Chip Off the Old Block

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Mornings like this scare me because I remind myself of my old man. He’s been gone since 1993. I’ve outlived him. He lived on, this morning, when I had errands to … Continue reading

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A Kid’s Got to Start Somewhere

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Thomas Phillips is three. When he takes off his cap, he forgets to put it back on. He sees little use for his glove. He plays for the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary Astros, … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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