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There Were Commercials?

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:03 p.m. Football began in the heat of summer, watching high-school teams play seven-on-seven games of catch. It ended last night with New England’s 34-28 verdict over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. LI … 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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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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The Blahs for a While

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 11, 2016, 12 p.m. Things still aren’t back to normal in these parts. The election is over, but Facebook is still as mean as a rattlesnake. (My analogy to a rattlesnake may be because True … Continue reading

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A Gin, Not a Rummy

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:10 a.m. Now things are back to normal. It’s Sunday and there’s a NASCAR race in New Hampshire and, and by extension, my living room. In a way, the whole world is here. … Continue reading

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Another Band Around Life’s Trunk

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, Day of My Birth, 58 Years Later, 2016, 9:43 a.m. My first thought upon awakening, fashionably late on this cool but sunny morning, was that it was like a tree. I now have a new band … Continue reading

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Football to My Advantage

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, December 31, 2015, 1:04 p.m. On Wednesday, I realized that football has dulled me. Games were going on all day. I glanced at the TV from time to time, just to check the score or to … Continue reading

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Another Week in Crazy World

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:47 a.m. I don’t care whether or not Johnny Manziel starts for the Cleveland Browns. I don’t care whether or not I get the SEC Network. I don’t care whether or not the … Continue reading

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Midweek Blahs

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, July 17, 2014, 9:27 a.m. This is an age of immediacy, short attention span, and instant gratification. So I am writing 5,000-word short stories and linking to them via social media. If I were an actor, I’d … Continue reading

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It Takes a Leap

Clinton, S.C., Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:36 p.m. My original plan, first thing this morning, was to write about Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but, unfortunately, I didn’t have much to write. I preempted myself. Before the … Continue reading

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