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it’s a sporty religion, baseball

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:09 a.m. Okay. NASCAR is comfortably under way. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has already won one race and finished second in the other. For much of the sport’s fan base, life is good. Stock car … Continue reading

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Me and My Old Man, Two Decades Later

[cb_profit_poster Peace]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:41 a.m. As you know, I often use this blog to warm up for writing fiction. I’ve got a bank robbery to describe in a few minutes, so … La-la-la-luh-LA-luh-la-la-LA … toon-TOON … … Continue reading

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The Personal Day That Will Live in Infamy

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:25 p.m. I almost missed it. Today marks the one-year anniversary of losing my job. It was a Friday. I drove to Gastonia on January 4 to be told my final day at … Continue reading

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Picking Dumb, Day 2

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:25 a.m. This is going to be a brief blog, a mere update on the project of Monday, which was to predict football games solely on the basis of frivolous details. I went … Continue reading

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Keselowski Comes in from the Cold

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:02 p.m. I just got finished with a nice, long guitar session, the kind where I play songs I haven’t played in so long that I’m about to lose them, some of which … Continue reading

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Whatever Floats Your Boat … or Yacht

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:15 a.m. I’m trying to accept what’s going on in contemporary music. I’m tired of fussing about it. I don’t like “new country” (a term that has been used about as often over … Continue reading

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In August, Thoughts Turn to Football

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball] Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:03 a.m. Oh, maybe eight years or nine ago, I was in Texas working on a book, True to the Roots: Americana Music Revealed, that ended up being published near the end … Continue reading

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Twilight Beckons

Clinton, S.C., Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:18 p.m. It was heartwarming to see Kasey Kahne, a remarkably gifted driver who has had his share of bad breaks, win the GoBowling.com 400, which in addition to being an unexpectedly compelling race, … Continue reading

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Why I Ain’t Feeling So Hot Myself

I don’t consider myself old yet. I don’t act old. A little while ago, I took advantage of the Tuesday night specials at a local restaurant that are provided those who are over 50, and I tend to have supper … Continue reading

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