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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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Most of the Missing Is in the Mind

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:54 a.m. Football season is winding down. Alabama clobbered Clemson, 24-6, in the BCS, meaning the Crimson Tide will advance to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for college football’s national championship. Georgia survived … Continue reading

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Next Time I’m Buying Junior Mints

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. I went to bed hoping to find some clarity in the spectacle of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Birthplace of Speed! Also, The Cemetery of Race Cars. … Continue reading

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I Had to Think It Through

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. I first saw it on Twitter at roadandtrack.com. I thought it was a fake. I thought it was one of those stories where they made the website look like something reputable … Continue reading

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Another Sunday from a Distance

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Four years have passed. I still pay close attention to NASCAR. It’s not the same as being there. I try. Until, well, now, I wrote a Bleacher Report column each Monday … 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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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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Spanning the Globe for the Constant Variety of TV Sports

Complete Supply of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 20, 2016, 9:45 a.m. Wow. I’m a bit overwhelmed. I can’t come close to quantifying all that happened in my living room. By extension, it was, oh, from … Continue reading

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Fashion Cents

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:04 p.m. Over the years, it’s been my observation that most fans think their favorite (driver, athlete, politician, etc.) is the only guy who tells it like it is, and their least favorite … Continue reading

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It’s Got to Get Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 3, 2015, 12:15 p.m. I’m looking forward to the Coke Zero 400. I wish it wasn’t on Sunday night and don’t understand why it’s not the night before. I can only assume it’s something TV … Continue reading

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