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In the Absence of Cam Newton

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 18, 2016, 3:12 p.m. What do you know? It was a Sunday with the NFL playoffs going on, and I watched precious little football. My great-nephew was celebrating his 13th birthday at a bowling alley … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Window Dressing

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:29 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. It’s the beginning of one of my favorite days of the year. I love Thanksgiving because, other than feeling incredibly sluggish tonight, it’s all positive. The family grows ever … Continue reading

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Floridays Are Far Away

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:18 a.m. Phase Two of the winter storm arrived at about 6:30 this morning. My first thought upon awakening and looking out the kitchen window was, well, I think some of it’s melted. I … Continue reading

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The Old Side of Town

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:27 a.m. What an exhilarating morning. I’ve been running copies since I awakened. It’s a publicity brochure for my upcoming novel, The Intangibles. I designed the brochure. I’m printing it at home. It’s … Continue reading

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Holiday at the House (Mom’s House)

I’m ready to declare this day, this 237th-and-one-day anniversary of America, a success. I finally got my grass, my damp grass above the saturated soil, cut. And my mother’s, too. It was mostly overcast but occasionally sunny, and it looked … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Have to Be in Daytona Beach to See Wreckage

Fame is a poor measure of character. This I find myself pondering this morning in the aftermath of a scary incident on Monday afternoon. I was home, doing just what I’m doing now, except that I was thinking about a … Continue reading

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An Old, Old Man Trying to Live While He Can*

Stereotypes have some validity in a “big picture” sense, but it’s wrong to apply them on an individual basis. People often defy them. Exceptions are more interesting than rules. My mother works weekends at a motel out on I-26, not … Continue reading

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