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It Stands On Its Merits

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:45 a.m. The NASCAR season to date has been spectacular in that something memorable has happened in each of the seven Sprint Cup races. A different driver has won each. Some of the excitement … Continue reading

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Flick Picks from a Non-Critic

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:31 p.m. I’m slogging through a biography of T.E. Lawrence by Michael Asher. I bought it several years ago because “Lawrence of Arabia” is my favorite movie. The bio is entitled Lawrence: The … 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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Whatever Floats Your Boat … or Yacht

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:15 a.m. I’m trying to accept what’s going on in contemporary music. I’m tired of fussing about it. I don’t like “new country” (a term that has been used about as often over … Continue reading

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Another Fine Mess

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:27 a.m. I really can’t explain it. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. It makes no sense, historically or technologically. Not even artistically. I’m laughing about it now. What the hell. Why not? The … Continue reading

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Information Overload and Wisdom Loss

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:15 a.m. A movie from 1933 is playing on TV. Clemson beat North Carolina State last night. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff spot … Continue reading

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Words for the Ages, Notably this One

Clinton, S.C., Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:58 p.m. Sometimes I sit behind the first-base dugout at a baseball game and wonder why it is that all the people around me can see the strike zone better than the ump standing … Continue reading

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Days of Thunder: The Daytona 500, a Riding Mower, and Me

The Daytona 500 is almost three weeks away. It seems incredible, but there it is: something called “Acceleration Weekend” (i.e., here’s where you start spending money) is next, then the Sprint Unlimited (an all-star race thus limited) on Saturday night, … Continue reading

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