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Truth Leads to Fiction

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m. Football time’s a-comin’ comin’. Rain, too, unfortunately. I’m scheduled to write about a “jamboree” (a heap of teams show up and match up against one another as planned for either a … Continue reading

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Likes and Dislikes, and Balls and Strikes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:48 a.m. Back in my day … Things were different. They’ll be different in the next day, too. And the one after. Times change. I don’t believe my day was any better than … Continue reading

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Misty, Water-Colored Memories of the Way We Were

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:30 a.m. I know Laurens County fairly well, having lived here almost all my life. The first banquet of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame was right down my alley, having put … Continue reading

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The Weather Will Get Warmer

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:45 a.m. Spring sports begin early. They begin cold. Traditionally, I’m prone to underrate the chill of March. Wednesday night was a rare exception. I wore a coat to Laurens District High School … Continue reading

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Uh, Don’t Tell Me … I’ve Nothing to Do

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:28 a.m. I got lots of work done this week, but the last two evenings have been kind of random. After days of mostly writing, I left the house in the afternoon, ran … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day, There’s Always Barbecue

Newberry, South Carolina, Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:56 a.m. Years ago, Carson-Newman had just finished defeating Presbyterian in football, and I remember Cally Gault walking through the ranks of the Blue Hose as they filed from the field in Jefferson … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Sweet Season, All in All

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:04 a.m. In the greater scheme, the football games on Friday night are not compelling. Vladimir Putin isn’t interesting in rigging the outcomes. No one’s up for the Trump Cabinet. No one’s going … Continue reading

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I Wish You a Normality of Your Very Own

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:58 p.m. Ah, the world goes back to normal. My world, anyway. NASCAR’s Sprint Cup champion will be determined among four drivers – Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano – … Continue reading

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Just Add Water

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:29 a.m. Sometimes things clump up. All of a sudden, things start breaking, and they occur too fast to get them fixed as they bounce and bumble their way into our lives. Until … Continue reading

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It’s Got to Come from Somewhere

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:24 a.m. It’s still tranquil here. The rain will be coming along directly. It seems like a Saturday because last night seemed like a Friday, and that was because I wrote about a … Continue reading

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