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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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Hey, Let’s Get Stoopid

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:01 p.m. One of the reasons the world is growing more stupid is that stupid has become fashionable and smart has gone out of style. For instance, it’s really been hot lately. Some … Continue reading

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The King, Unfulfilled

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 8, 2015, 10:51 a.m. Well, if it’s not Elvis Presley’s birthday. One can tell by the crummy movies on TCM. Elvis movies are good to write by. One can pay only mild attention and still … 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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‘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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