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Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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Things Have Changed Too Much

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:48 a.m. About 48 weeks ago, I had the kind of sleepless, brainstorming night that, yesterday morning, led me to set up a Patreon account for this blog. I decided to write a … Continue reading

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A Storm Destroys a Wall of Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:19 p.m. This is my first blog in four days. It may be the biggest gap ever. It’s not like nothing has happened. Too much has happened. I’ve been too busy. A stock … Continue reading

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Back in My Day, We Got Our Brains Beat Out and Were Damn Glad to Lose Them

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:56 a.m. A lot has changed in the 40 years since I played football. Some is harder. Some is easier. It’s still time-consuming. On the one hand, practices were longer, and contact was … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Sparkle

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:22 a.m. Independence Weekend! America steps boldly into the second half of another eventful year. The stock cars are roaring in Daytona Beach. The baseball teams are wearing all sorts of star-spangled pajamas. … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with a New Season

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:54 a.m. So far I’ve written a NASCAR column (it will appear later in the week, as if by magic, or even a website) and the first three paragraphs of a chapter, and … Continue reading

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But That Was Back Before the Fall

Clinton, S.C., Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m. I think a lot about the way things used to be. You’ll have that with washed-up sports writers. It’s a consequence of age. One looks back more once there’s more to see. … Continue reading

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My NASCAR Numbers

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, February 2, 2014, 9:42 a.m. NASCAR is making changes in the way it determines the Sprint Cup champion. I could go into the details, but the changes were announced on Thursday, and they interrupted their normally scheduled … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather in All Kinds of Weather

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 9:40 a.m. The coolest, wettest summer in memory heads down the stretch, much like the squabbling baseball teams. Every day finds another disparaging remark or two about climate change in my social-media timelines, … Continue reading

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