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I Feel Like I’ve Gotta Travel On

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:52 a.m. I haven’t been to a race track since Homestead, Florida, at the end of 2012. On January 4, 2013, the Gaston Gazette informed that my position would be discontinued on … … Continue reading

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Nowadays There’s a Heap More to this ‘Writing’

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:45 a.m. I get to write about high school football tonight. A game story. Not a real game. A scrimmage matching the Wildcats of Ninety Six against the Red Devils of Clinton. On … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Williamses, Mostly

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:10 p.m. It’s been a lively week for your local high school basketball reporter. The writer yearns mainly to write and for something to happen that he finds intriguing. In my stories at … Continue reading

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In My Element

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. Football has changed. I still love it. The players are bigger, though not so much at Clinton High School as the teams it faces. The best word to describe the Red … Continue reading

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The Carolina Panthers from Afar

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2 p.m. It’s raining outside. The Saints-Panthers game is frozen on my TV because this is what happens on DirecTV when fierce thunderstorms hit. What I won’t do to make sure I can … Continue reading

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Oh, the Poor Little Rich Kid Got His Feelings Hurt

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:29 a.m. When a team, or an athlete, gets criticized, or does something wrong, the response is often a retaliatory attack on the messenger. How can Driver X possibly drive his race car … Continue reading

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No, I’m Serious, Really, This Is How Everything Changed

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 2:01 p.m. Lots of times, when I write this blog, there’s a certain echo effect. I have a sense of déjà vu. I’m writing something I’ve written before, but, in most instances, it … Continue reading

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Faster and Faster and Faster …

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:46 a.m. I don’t think there’s ever been any danger of the Justice Department seizing my emails. I doubt the existence of a NASCAR leak would unduly alarm those in the halls of government. … Continue reading

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The Audacity of … Life

Three decades ago, I was in the public-relations business, sub-phylum college sports information director. As a regular part of the job, I sent out fact sheets that included a section called “highs and lows.” They were comparisons of the best … Continue reading

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