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Thanks, Too, for the Hard Times That Make Us Better

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:42 a.m. It’s Thanksgiving. Cool. It’s my favorite holiday. It’s all good. The Christmas season has a bitter edge because sometimes the pettiness in people comes out. Everyone seems to dwell on the … Continue reading

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Potentially a Time for Progress

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:18 a.m. No race this weekend. Maybe I’ll go to a ballgame. This is going to be — knock on wood — the least busy weekend for quite some time. The Greer at … Continue reading

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A Contradiction in Terms

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:08 a.m. There’s no crying in baseball. I’ll concede that point and raise you one. There’s no press in the press box. I got that message this morning from a high school athletic … Continue reading

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Making Believe

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:22 p.m. Fortunately, in this weekend bereft of football, I will manage to occupy myself for at least part of it on the road. I’m going to be making a long drive early … Continue reading

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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … Continue reading

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Skipped the Warm-Ups

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, December 20, 2013, 2:35 p.m. On most days, I blog bright and early, or at least I make it the first of my daily writing. It’s the way I get myself ready for the rest of … Continue reading

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Yippi-Yi … Ki-Yay!

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Oliver Hardy would have said, “Another fine mess you’ve got us in,” and called me Stanley. My daddy would’ve said, “If that ain’t a Dutton deal, damned if I’ve seen one.” … Continue reading

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‘It’s Only Fiction’

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:15 a.m. It’s been a quiet week but one filled with satisfaction. On Monday, I wrote the first two chapters of what will eventually become my fourth novel. If you’re keeping a scorecard … Continue reading

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Twisting and Turning All the Way

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:31 p.m. I might write a song … about writing a novel. Maybe I can find common ground. I’m not going to plot a song. I’m just going to make some rhymes on … Continue reading

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Where Do I Go Next?

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:52 p.m. Today’s a big day, not because Jimmie Johnson has been regaling NASCAR fans with photos simulating the movie ‘Hangover,” and not because Ford Field is hosting the Mid-American Conference championship between … Continue reading

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