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I Don’t Never Have Fun Like That No More

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m. In the early 1970s, the banks of the Little River overflowed in Laurens. A photo on the front page of a newspaper is etched in my mind. A rowboat was making … Continue reading

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Atlanta on TV and in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:17 p.m. I love Atlanta. I love Griffin, where I stayed in the Best Western for most of 20 years, and I love Hampton, where Atlanta Motor Speedway is, and where I used … Continue reading

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Good Grannies Alive, Pass the Dressing and Gravy

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:13 p.m. Thanksgiving’s a coming, coming. It’s my favorite holiday, in no small part due to the fact that I love to eat. Like every other stuffed American who awakens on Friday morning … Continue reading

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The Weekend Is Progressing Nicely

Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:04 a.m. It’s brisk and blustery here at Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, which overlooks the artificial surface of Coach Norman Harris Field, glistening as the sun shimmers off it’s Kelly green, and … Continue reading

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The Name’s Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez.

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:38 a.m. The week started to turn late last night. I was watching TV with the sound muted when David Ortiz hit his 537th home run, surpassing Mickey Mantle’s career total. Then I … Continue reading

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Thinking About What I’ve Got and What I Don’t

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:15 a.m.  When the sun comes up on that bright morn / In the quiet that follows every storm / When the demons have all died away / We’ll celebrate your Independence Day. … Continue reading

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White Lines and All Kinds of Stop Signs

Gainesville, Texas, Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:55 a.m. It’s been a hectic, fun, and, of course, exhausting few days. I haven’t had a chance to write anything till now, and there’s a good chance posting on this motel wi-fi is … Continue reading

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Between Here and the Trip

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1:05 p.m. Basketball is almost over. High school and college baseball is at its peak. MLB is just a little over a week away. NASCAR is off for Easter. It’s drizzling outside. The … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:58 p.m. Among the things that I love more than Sunday School and church / Is drinking cold beer with my buddies at the pool hall after work. It’s from one of the … Continue reading

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:48 a.m. I haven’t felt the urge to blog lately. I’ve been working on a novel called Cowboys Come Home, trying to sell one called Forgive Us Our Trespasses, and trying to get … Continue reading

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