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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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Coping with Adversity

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 18, 11:36 a.m. I know this is hard to believe, but it is possible to have a wonderful weekend in spite of the ballgames falling shy of one’s expectations. Perhaps I’m growing more understanding as … Continue reading

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Just Another Small-Town Saturday Night

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:38 a.m. As I sat on the hard, fourth-turn concrete of Laurens County Speedway, it occurred to me why I hadn’t been there in so long. My friend Joe VanHoose accompanied me. He … 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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Selling Books Socially

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 21, 2013, 9:45 a.m. I have 5,945 Twitter followers, or that was the total the last time I checked. I have 4,492 Facebook friends. Oh, man. That’s a lot of acquaintances to maintain. My Facebook … Continue reading

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‘Round Our Dear Alma Mater …

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:40 p.m. I guess I’m a bit of a romantic. Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart … Continue reading

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Be True to Your School

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, May 25, 1:42 p.m. Why did I have such a good time at the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament? Furman won its opener over Elon, 10-1, lost in excruciating fashion, 3-2, in its second game vs. Georgia Southern, … Continue reading

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The Quiet That Follows Every Storm

I guess it’s the calm after the storm. Yesterday morning I spent a lot of time writing a blog on NASCAR’s troubles, and I think, in terms of social-media attention, it’s the second most-read story I’ve ever written. Between tweets, … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again … Kinda

Do you ever come across someone and have this reaction? I think it’s you. It’s been happening quite regularly to me lately. On Tuesday night at the Fatz Café, it was Dan Wooten. I’m having the special. He sits down … Continue reading

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