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So Far, So Good, So Early

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:57 p.m. I’ve seen the Red Devils and Raiders in combat mode. I guess it can be said that they are going on maneuvers. The first battle is between them on August 26. … 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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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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Skipped the Warm-Ups

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, December 20, 2013, 2:35 p.m. On most days, I blog bright and early, or at least I make it the first of my daily writing. It’s the way I get myself ready for the rest of … Continue reading

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Yippi-Yi … Ki-Yay!

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Oliver Hardy would have said, “Another fine mess you’ve got us in,” and called me Stanley. My daddy would’ve said, “If that ain’t a Dutton deal, damned if I’ve seen one.” … Continue reading

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‘It’s Only Fiction’

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:15 a.m. It’s been a quiet week but one filled with satisfaction. On Monday, I wrote the first two chapters of what will eventually become my fourth novel. If you’re keeping a scorecard … Continue reading

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