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Woe Is the Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Does the weekend begin on Friday night? It seems reasonable. If so, the highlight of my weekend has been the appearances of Carol Burnett and Lewis Black on The Late Show … Continue reading

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The Bounce of This Ball Is Truer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:57 a.m. The gym wasn’t full, but it’s a large gym. The first round of the Class 3A boys’ basketball playoffs matched Clinton, the top seed from Region 3, against Indian Land, the … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Sweet Season, All in All

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:04 a.m. In the greater scheme, the football games on Friday night are not compelling. Vladimir Putin isn’t interesting in rigging the outcomes. No one’s up for the Trump Cabinet. No one’s going … Continue reading

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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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The Vagaries of Basketball and Other Sports

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:55 a.m. When all the laughter died in sorrow … It’s the name of a book I read when I was in school. I read a lot then. Still do. The title stuck … Continue reading

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All the Bright, Young Raiders in Their Green and Red

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:17 a.m. The high school basketball merry-go-round took me to Greenville High School’s James A. “Slick” Moore Gymnasium, and it’s not often one looks up in rafters to discover the football team there … Continue reading

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Just Another Snowy Weekend

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9:46 a.m. A November snow is one thing, but it seemed unbelievable when I awakened on Saturday morning and found snow on the ground the very first day of November. I had gone … Continue reading

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My Favorite Moment of Year the 13th

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., January 2, 2014, 9:46 a.m. All my years are made up of moments. Duh. What I’m trying to write is that most of my memory is photographic. I see snapshots in my mind. They’re what I remember. … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:40 p.m. My friend Bernard Durham, who lives outside D.C. in Virginia near Dulles International Airport, drove all the way to Orangeburg, S.C., for Saturday’s FCS football playoff game between Furman and South … Continue reading

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I Can Almost See Black Friday From Here

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:03 a.m. Black Friday. I don’t get it. Not any part of it. For instance, why is it Black Friday? I suppose it must be because profits are etched in black ink on … Continue reading

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