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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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The Weekend That Was

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m. On Sunday afternoon, I walked out of Bi-Lo humming the theme from The Rifleman. I have no idea why. I haven’t watched a rerun of it lately. Bum-bum-bum-buh-BUM-bum, bum-bum-bum-BUM … What … Continue reading

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Worth It

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:26 a.m. Practice at Richmond is on TV. My old acquaintance Bobby Johnson is speaking at the Laurens County Touchdown Club today. I’m not going to make it, and I hate that. I spent … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m. If I had it to do over, I’d have worn an old pair of shoes. The rain was gone at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens, but the new turf was squishy … Continue reading

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One … or Two … or Nah

  Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m. It’s raining outside. The wind is blowing. The electricity flickered once. Football is to be played, as best I know. My game tonight is Chapman (1-1) at Laurens (0-1). Clinton … Continue reading

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Another Leisurely Evening Writing of Sports

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 28, 2016, 10:52 a.m. Clinton defeated Laurens, 34-29, on Friday night in my second game on the Greenwood Index-Journal sports beat. Six days earlier, it had taken two drives to Saluda for me to report … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Reaches Clinton

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:21 p.m. It’s the day after Clinton beat Laurens, and all through the town, still no one seems to have his feet on the ground. Or her feet. The hovering transcends gender, which … Continue reading

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Delightful Clinton Things

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:33 p.m. This was the most Clinton thing ever. The Clinton thing Friday night is in its infancy, because, dating back to 1920, Laurens has never played the Red Devils to begin a … Continue reading

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