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The Olympics Leaves Me Cold

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:50 a.m. The Winter Olympics is big. Or perhaps they are big. I believe Olympics is singular, but I’ve seen it both ways. It’s (they’re) bigger than I think. I watch them almost … Continue reading

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I’m Still Poor, but I’ve Got Aspirations

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:52 a.m. What am I up to? Let me use the preferred grammar no one uses anymore. To what am I up? I’m trying to sell a new novel. In a participatory way. … Continue reading

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The Racing World According to Barrie Jarman

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:48 p.m. It was just about a year ago that Barrie Jarman was born. Amazingly, he is now nineteen years old. Barrie is the hero of two novels I’ve written in the past … Continue reading

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Woe Is the Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Does the weekend begin on Friday night? It seems reasonable. If so, the highlight of my weekend has been the appearances of Carol Burnett and Lewis Black on The Late Show … Continue reading

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Truth Leads to Fiction

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m. Football time’s a-comin’ comin’. Rain, too, unfortunately. I’m scheduled to write about a “jamboree” (a heap of teams show up and match up against one another as planned for either a … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Spring is full of surprises. Maybe that’s true in general. Growing up on a farm makes me think of newborn fillies and calves at the thought of spring. The major surprises … 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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The Grind Gets Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:58 a.m. Let’s see. Today is the last day of the month, which means a download of my fourth novel, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, will no longer be 99 cents. Good news and … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Use to Sit and Wonder Why

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 30, 2016, 9:07 a.m. It wasn’t the best of nights to drive over to Presbyterian College for a basketball game. It wasn’t the best night for a basketball game, period. The Belk Bowl was on … Continue reading

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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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