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In Everything but the Money

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:45 a.m. Some days are great. Some are awful. Some gotta win. Some gotta lose. Sometimes Goodtime Charlie’s got the blues.* I wish they’d had a Powerball on Tuesday. What they had Tuesday … Continue reading

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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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How to Make the Big Four Bigger

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m. As I am not noted for moderation, please forgive me this one indiscretion. I am aware that Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty … Continue reading

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The Tide Rolls and the Tigers Fight, Tigers (Fight, Fight)

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:11 a.m. I was up early on New Year’s. I wanted to catch it before the sun came up. Not too early, though, I expect I was asleep by the time of its … 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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This Game Is Friday Morning at Six

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:01 a.m. Live, from Seventh Fifth Savings & Loan Ballyard, home during the summer months to the Gitmo Waterboarders of the Florida Keys League, for the first annual John Ford Movies Stagecoach Bowl. … Continue reading

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Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Bowls

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 26, 2016, 11:32 a.m. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Only in America can two college football teams, one with a record of 6-6 and the other 5-7, lead fans hundreds of miles … Continue reading

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The Goats Are Loose for the Holidays

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 23, 2016, 11:58 a.m. I need to knock this blog out. Eastern Michigan is playing Old Dominion in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl in about two hours. I’d hate to have my attention divided. After all, … 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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Money Isn’t Important If You Got It

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:15 p.m. It was an intimate morning. I deleted spam messages on my website, so I monitored such personal messages as: This makes it a virtuous rootage of straightaway of straightaway sprightliness and … Continue reading

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