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Here in Topeka

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. It’s rainy outside. It’s rainy in New Hampshire, and I’m thinking of the words to Loretta Lynn’s old song, “One’s on the Way.” Then there’s Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” … Continue reading

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I’m Still Poor, but I’ve Got Aspirations

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:52 a.m. What am I up to? Let me use the preferred grammar no one uses anymore. To what am I up? I’m trying to sell a new novel. In a participatory way. … Continue reading

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Living in the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m. I was just thinking about the old Tom T. Hall song “Spokane Motel Blues.” As you well know, if you read this blog a lot, I call on Tom T. for … Continue reading

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Reluctant, but Righteous, Bucks

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:25 p.m. This is a result of a sleepless night. Sleepless nights have often formed the basis of works of fiction. A sleepless night led directly to the two novels I have published … Continue reading

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The Glory of the Past and the Unremitting Legacy

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:38 p.m. Since noon, I’ve been keeping tabs on Auburn-Texas A&M, Kansas State-Texas Tech, Syracuse-Florida State, Western Kentucky-Vanderbilt, Florida-Missouri, Massachusetts-Mississippi State, and several others that don’t occur to me now. That’s just on … Continue reading

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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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I Had to Think It Through

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. I first saw it on Twitter at roadandtrack.com. I thought it was a fake. I thought it was one of those stories where they made the website look like something reputable … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Spring is full of surprises. Maybe that’s true in general. Growing up on a farm makes me think of newborn fillies and calves at the thought of spring. The major surprises … Continue reading

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I Feel Like I’ve Gotta Travel On

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:52 a.m. I haven’t been to a race track since Homestead, Florida, at the end of 2012. On January 4, 2013, the Gaston Gazette informed that my position would be discontinued on … … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Use to Sit and Wonder Why

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 30, 2016, 9:07 a.m. It wasn’t the best of nights to drive over to Presbyterian College for a basketball game. It wasn’t the best night for a basketball game, period. The Belk Bowl was on … Continue reading

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