Tag Archives: Furman

Avoiding the Perils of Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous

  Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:44 a.m. I thought I had been everywhere. Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Kingston, Albuquerque … and some that Hank Snow never even mentioned in his song. I thought I had … Continue reading

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 27, 3:45 p.m. Next week the football players will be out, sweating and pushing and knocking one another down, and it will be my job to watch enough to form some preliminary opinion of how … Continue reading

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Funny How Time Slips Away

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:29 a.m. Here on the local front, it’s been a calm week. Dr. Joe Gettys, who was a calm man, died at age 109. At age 108, he attended most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Every Season Has Its Moments

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:55 a.m. Time passes. Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. NASCAR is over. All the football teams I watch in person — Clinton and Laurens Highs, Presbyterian College and Furman University — have completed their … Continue reading

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:48 a.m. I haven’t felt the urge to blog lately. I’ve been working on a novel called Cowboys Come Home, trying to sell one called Forgive Us Our Trespasses, and trying to get … Continue reading

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Spurrier? He Kept Me Interested

  Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:51 a.m. No sooner than the flood waters subside, and Steve Spurrier’s gone. Well, not gone. He’s not going to coach ball at the University of South Carolina anymore. First, Spurrier was … Continue reading

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‘I Don’t Think the Heavy Stuff’s Coming Through for Quite a While’

Watery Hell, South Carolina, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:35 a.m. I’d like to just sit at home like I am now, wearing sweats and a “Republic of Texas” tee shirt I bought satirically in May. I’d like to watch South … Continue reading

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Memories Are Made of These

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:44 a.m. I’m fond of walking into a tumultuous atmosphere, looking around, and proclaiming, satirically, “Another … big … day.” My days and nights are generally pretty calm now. Writing fiction is like … Continue reading

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All in All, a Lovely Weekend It Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4 p.m. Nice people live in Woodruff. If they were any nicer, undoubtedly, they’d be in Clinton. The Wolverines have been hosting the Red Devils, and the Red Devils have been returning the … Continue reading

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Jet Lag Requires No Jets

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:31 p.m. I’m proud of myself. I managed to sleep until 10 this morning. This morning person has been doing lots of work at night. A high school football game Friday night (and … Continue reading

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