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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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Strummin’ on Easter

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 17, 2017, 9:27 a.m. It’s Patriots Day in Boston. It’s the day after Easter here. When I left my nephew’s house on Sunday, the tykes were dashing about in search of dyed eggs. Among much … Continue reading

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The Landslide Election of Tigertown

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 28, 2016, 10:10 a.m. Were I still the diehard Clemson fan of my youth, I’m sure I would have watched every moment of the Tigers’ 56-7 victory over South Carolina. Who knows? I might even have … Continue reading

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Good Grannies Alive, Pass the Dressing and Gravy

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:13 p.m. Thanksgiving’s a coming, coming. It’s my favorite holiday, in no small part due to the fact that I love to eat. Like every other stuffed American who awakens on Friday morning … Continue reading

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If Only It Seemed Like Old Times …

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 30, 2016, 11:28 a.m. I’ve had this small problem this fall. If didn’t watch my alma mater (Furman) and my hometown school (Presbyterian) play football, I might be happier. But I do. Even if these schools … Continue reading

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As Joe Garagiola Noted, Baseball Is a Funny Game

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 8:39 a.m. What does a writer want? Something to write. Sometimes this quest takes him far away, occasionally in geography but mostly in contemplation, and sometimes he finds it nearby. On Tuesday night, … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Cam Newton

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 18, 2016, 3:12 p.m. What do you know? It was a Sunday with the NFL playoffs going on, and I watched precious little football. My great-nephew was celebrating his 13th birthday at a bowling alley … Continue reading

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Precious Memories, How They Linger …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:18 p.m. When I played high school football, my father never missed a game. Come to think of it, he rarely missed a practice. I expect there were days when I missed practice … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Window Dressing

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:29 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. It’s the beginning of one of my favorite days of the year. I love Thanksgiving because, other than feeling incredibly sluggish tonight, it’s all positive. The family grows ever … Continue reading

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Mingling with the Public

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, October 3, 2013, 9:45 a.m. Yesterday, I had one of those trips from hell through the checkout line. It was at the Family Dollar. I had two “D” batteries and a pack of gum. The guy … Continue reading

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