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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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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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Same Old Stories, Time After Time

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9:53 a.m. On Sunday night (and into Monday morning), I sat in a box high above Charlotte Motor Speedway and wrote about the world’s longest stock car race. On Wednesday night, I sat … Continue reading

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Big Red Gets Devilish in Soccer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9:52 a.m. Red Devil soccer has developed gradually over the years. I was away, writing oddly about race cars that go around and around, for most of its history, but it has been … Continue reading

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Misty, Water-Colored Memories of the Way We Were

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:30 a.m. I know Laurens County fairly well, having lived here almost all my life. The first banquet of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame was right down my alley, having put … Continue reading

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When I Get Across the Desert, I’ll Look for an Oasis

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 12, 2016, 5:42 p.m. This is really a question I ought to be able to answer, but I don’t live and die on the minutiae as much as I used to, and, surprisingly, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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