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The Years Disappear, If Only Briefly

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:20 a.m. I never took a note. I never snapped a photo. I didn’t bring any business cards. I went to a football game. None of the above is unusual for most people. … Continue reading

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In the Path of the Great Eclipse

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:05 a.m. I watched the Red Devils scrimmage Blacksburg for a while. I wish I’d brought an egg to see if it would fry on the concrete stands of Wilder Stadium. Most of … Continue reading

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Truth Leads to Fiction

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m. Football time’s a-comin’ comin’. Rain, too, unfortunately. I’m scheduled to write about a “jamboree” (a heap of teams show up and match up against one another as planned for either a … Continue reading

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Memories and Statistics

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m. Oh, baseball. Last night, Mitch Moreland struck out in the bottom of the ninth with two out and the Boston Red Sox trailing, 10-9. It was a wild pitch. The Cleveland … Continue reading

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The Endless Variety of Sport

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m. A lot is going on for a Thursday. Some of that is holdover from last night, when Matt Crafton won the annual indelicacy known as the Camping World Truck Series race … Continue reading

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A Farewell to One of the Men in Full

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:08 a.m. I paid modest respects to my line coach today. Not much is there to prove it. I signed the register and nodded at the people who were staking out their seats … Continue reading

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I Don’t Never Have Fun Like That No More

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m. In the early 1970s, the banks of the Little River overflowed in Laurens. A photo on the front page of a newspaper is etched in my mind. A rowboat was making … 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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‘You show ’em, Spike!’

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:37 a.m. The highlight was the boiled peanuts. Nonetheless, a lot went on over the weekend. For the second time in as many weeks, NASCAR’s Xfinity Series outshone its Monster Cup, or, it … Continue reading

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More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Boiled Peanuts

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m. This weekend I have in my possession one of those foods that Southerners consider delicacies and those from other places dismiss as gross, tasteless, backward, and lacking in redeeming value, social … Continue reading

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