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A Fierce Flock of Owls

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:05 p.m. My home state is mostly ecstatic. Even the Gamecocks grudgingly acknowledge another great Clemson triumph. I saw about five-eighths of the Tigers’ marvelously exciting resistance of the Louisville invaders. But I’m … Continue reading

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Here’s to Our Old High School, Hail, Hail, Hail …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:20 a.m. Athletes arrive in as many gaits as Tennessee Walking Horses. They saunter. They trot. They amble. Some seem frightened. Some seem self-conscious. Some think the whole affair is hilarious. Everyone gets … Continue reading

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A Storm Destroys a Wall of Memories

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:19 p.m. This is my first blog in four days. It may be the biggest gap ever. It’s not like nothing has happened. Too much has happened. I’ve been too busy. A stock … Continue reading

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What It Was Was Football

Complete Supply of Ink and Toner Cartridges Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:45 a.m. Maybe these summertime seven-on-sevens are historical rather than newfangled. Perhaps, boys got together in some meadow, recently having cut and baled the hay off … Continue reading

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For God’s Sake, Take It Down

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 8:40 a.m. When I was in college, during my junior year, I decided to add a second major. It was history, and I specialized in the history of the South. I took classes … Continue reading

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When To Say When

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m. I’ve had a day to ruminate since word arrived that Jeff Gordon was winding down his NASCAR career. On Thursday morning, I got up early and wrote a blog, and then, … Continue reading

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A Trip Back in NASCAR

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:29 a.m. Bill McGuire and I used to cover some NASCAR races together, and I’m a fan of his “Mac’s Motor City Garage” website. Today he posted a video of 1963 Daytona 500 coverage … Continue reading

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What Begins with JFK? My Novel …

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:11 a.m. There’s no great market for me to recall the Kennedy assassination. Everyone alive then is doing it,and I’ve got Kennedy family home movies, courtesy of The History Channel, playing on the … Continue reading

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I Hate This Is Happening!

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:49 a.m. One common experience of advancing age is that one finds himself talking about all sorts of things that others don’t understand. It is intensified because they weren’t yet born when these things … Continue reading

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The Upgrade’s in the Middle, not the Top

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 28, 2013, 10:17 a.m. Jimmie Johnson, as hard as this may be to believe, hasn’t won either of the past two Sprint Cup championships. Tony Stewart in 2011 and Brad Keselowski in 2012 notwithstanding, Johnson has … Continue reading

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