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On 57’s in General

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:42 p.m. The first race driver I ever considered a friend was Jason Keller. He drove No. 57. I am 57 today. Small world, huh? No. Not really. It’s just the first one … Continue reading

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Memories of a Proud Past Awakened

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:45 p.m. You’ve read these words from me before. My days are seldom mediocre. I know it’s because I remember the glorious and the wretched more vividly, and the average, nothing-special days just … Continue reading

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Football Overload

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:15 a.m. It’s gotten to where football is just like baseball, except you don’t get to watch the same team every night. In other words, I don’t actually watch all these games, whereas … Continue reading

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An Explanation of My Absence

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:08 a.m. Sorry I missed everyone yesterday out there in Internet Land. It’s the modern equivalent of Radio Land, or TV Land, as in, “Hey, all you folks in Internet Land! How you … Continue reading

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It’s the Minor Achievements That Count

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:07 a.m. Once, while holed up in a condo in Tavernier, Fla., I placed a bag of popcorn in the microwave, set the timer and, as the seconds wound down, listened carefully for … Continue reading

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The British Open, the Charlotte Knight and the Young Tom Morris

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:38 p.m. I really enjoy watching golf’s major championships, and I truly couldn’t care less about any of the other tournaments. I watch like Angel Cabrera plays. Perhaps it’s because I don’t play the … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Aging Gracelessly

Clinton, S.C., Monday, July 8, 2013, 8:40 a.m. On the most recent Friday afternoon, my great-nephew Alex Howard and I attended the cinematic masterpiece known as “Despicable Me 2” – in 3D, no less – at a cineplex in Greenville. … Continue reading

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Perspective Unapologetically Skewed

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8:36 a.m. Jimmy Buffett sang “don’t ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.” I’ve tried to heed that advice over the years, while, at the same time, being unafraid to proclaim … Continue reading

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Holiday at the House (Mom’s House)

I’m ready to declare this day, this 237th-and-one-day anniversary of America, a success. I finally got my grass, my damp grass above the saturated soil, cut. And my mother’s, too. It was mostly overcast but occasionally sunny, and it looked … Continue reading

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Raining on the Road

Warren, Pa., Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:18 a.m. In a few hours, I will be playing music in Tidioute, Pa., at a place called the Hummingbird Café. The fact that Tidioute – the lady at the front desk of the … Continue reading

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