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Didn’t Have the Money to Waste

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:04 p.m. In retrospect, it’s not such a bad thing that I haven’t been able to go back to Martinsville Speedway yet. I can’t afford to make the trip. I damned sure can’t … Continue reading

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Out and About

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:22 a.m. Last night I was pleasantly surprised by the Can-Am Duel(s) in Daytona Beach. They were in Daytona Beach because there is no city in Florida merely named Daytona, but they were … Continue reading

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I’m Still Poor, but I’ve Got Aspirations

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:52 a.m. What am I up to? Let me use the preferred grammar no one uses anymore. To what am I up? I’m trying to sell a new novel. In a participatory way. … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way from New Orleans to Here

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:08 a.m. I could grouse about there being too many bowl games. Everyone else does. It’s fashionable, and I’m not wild about a pair of 6-6 teams playing each other in front of … Continue reading

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More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Boiled Peanuts

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m. This weekend I have in my possession one of those foods that Southerners consider delicacies and those from other places dismiss as gross, tasteless, backward, and lacking in redeeming value, social … Continue reading

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Whoever Heard of a Red Devil Heaven?

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Life is back to normal. I’ve returned from my restorative road trip. Tuesday night found me back in my normal element, watching the Clinton Red Devils play and driving back home to dicker … Continue reading

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Oh, the Troubles that Poor Tree Has Seen

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:20 a.m. Mother Nature bared her teeth last night. I was minding my own business, watching the Truck race from Kentucky, and the wind started howling, the lightning started flashing, the thunder started … Continue reading

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I Don’t Bite My Nails, but If I Did …

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 17, 2016, 9:49 a.m. I almost didn’t go. I had been going back and forth about it all day. What probably cinched it was New England pulling two touchdowns ahead of Kansas City, and I … Continue reading

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Like Making Sausage

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:18 a.m. I got up thinking that the difference between being at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday and watching the Sprint Cup race at home wasn’t as great as I thought. A year … Continue reading

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