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Missing the Good Old Days

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:59 a.m. The weekend is not off to a good start. Don’t you agree that the weekend starts informally on Friday night? Last night was a rough one. I was off to the … Continue reading

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Me and My Old Man, Two Decades Later

[cb_profit_poster Peace]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 9:41 a.m. As you know, I often use this blog to warm up for writing fiction. I’ve got a bank robbery to describe in a few minutes, so … La-la-la-luh-LA-luh-la-la-LA … toon-TOON … … Continue reading

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Funny How It All Got Started

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:39 p.m. Last night I attended the get-together at Wilder Stadium held to raise awareness for the improvement fund to renovate the place where I played high school ball. Our budget-conscious projection board … Continue reading

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But Will the Cattle Make It Through the Winter?

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:05 a.m. I’m a ball of confusion this morning. The Intangibles, my second novel, arrived via UPS on Tuesday afternoon. Two boxes, one with 40 books, the other with five. Their arrival started … Continue reading

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Boys, Tweet at It

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:37 p.m. It’s another NASCAR Sunday here in the living room, my attention undivided by the existence of a Boston Red Sox playoff game today. They are en route to St. Petersburg, and … Continue reading

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Third and Long

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling] Clinton, S.C., Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m. I find myself a little glum, creatively. The completion Monday of the first draft of Crazy by Natural Causes left a bit of a void. I haven’t enjoyed anything recently … Continue reading

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That Sweet Smell Is Freedom, Not Success

[cb_profit_poster sponsor1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11:45 a.m. Once upon a time, the Sports Editor assigned me a story on all the special paint schemes in place for The Winston. It gives you an idea of how long ago … Continue reading

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We’re Not Exactly in the Nick of Nickname Time

Clinton, S.C., Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:48 a.m. I doubt seriously that we’re ever going to see another NBA player named “Sweetwater” Clifton. Another stock car racer named “Rebel” Mundy is unlikely. Waiting for another Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown? Don’t … Continue reading

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Dinosaur in the Dust

Yesterday I did something I’d never done before and never thought I’d have to do. I filed for unemployment. I’m not ashamed of it. My job was eliminated after 16-1/2 years. I was good at it, and performance had nothing … Continue reading

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