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The Racing World According to Barrie Jarman

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:48 p.m. It was just about a year ago that Barrie Jarman was born. Amazingly, he is now nineteen years old. Barrie is the hero of two novels I’ve written in the past … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord, Grant Me Vision, Oh, Lord, Grant Me Speed

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:45 p.m. In 1920, Warren Gamaliel Harding rose to the presidency, using a slogan of “Back to Normalcy.” Harding’s campaign invented that word. It was previously “normality.” Harding, who died in office, is … Continue reading

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An Up and a Down in the Palmetto State

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m. In the aftermath of the New Year’s football games, my principal feeling when I got up this morning was bonhomie for the recently suffering South Carolina fans. The Gamecocks came from … 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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Parsons and Poole, Etched in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12:09 p.m. I don’t have a lot to write about NASCAR in terms of what is happening now, mostly because not much is happening. A change of makes here. A staff change there. … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas, No NASCAR, and I Am Obsessed

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:05 a.m. I guess all is not lost. Tyrone Power and Dana Andrews are about to depart aboard a submarine to fight the Nazis. The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl will pit … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till We Say It Is

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:34 a.m. When I was in college, the career of my favorite NASCAR driver, David Pearson, began to decline. His last victory was right before I graduated. Pearson kept on making occasional appearances … Continue reading

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Two Trains after the Last Football Game

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:45 p.m. On Saturday night, something occurred that I had never seen before in my hometown. Maybe it’s because I’m not often out driving on Saturday nights. I had been at Presbyterian College … Continue reading

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The Years Disappear, If Only Briefly

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:20 a.m. I never took a note. I never snapped a photo. I didn’t bring any business cards. I went to a football game. None of the above is unusual for most people. … Continue reading

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In the Path of the Great Eclipse

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:05 a.m. I watched the Red Devils scrimmage Blacksburg for a while. I wish I’d brought an egg to see if it would fry on the concrete stands of Wilder Stadium. Most of … Continue reading

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