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Get Ready to Rumble!

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:39 p.m. Super Sunday! As the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots prepared to take to the artificial indoor field in Minnesota for America’s greatest and most hyped sporting event, I can … Continue reading

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A Bit Reckless About Kelly

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:33 a.m. Inexplicably, the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants are playing football in London. Not Ontario. Not Kentucky. England. It happens from time to time. Thanks to the miracle of television, … Continue reading

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Thinking About What I’ve Got and What I Don’t

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:15 a.m.  When the sun comes up on that bright morn / In the quiet that follows every storm / When the demons have all died away / We’ll celebrate your Independence Day. … Continue reading

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A Master of the Rough and Ready Life

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:15 p.m. He built his own guitars but wrote about building a boat. He was a carpenter, a man fond of using his hands but never for typing. He wrote lyrics on graph … Continue reading

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I Love This Week

Gainesville, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:20 a.m. I don’t have too much to say this cloudy Texas morning. Everything went fine on Friday. Classic Recall, a local band of musicians who play rock and roll from the 1960s and … Continue reading

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Hooks, and Rhymes, and Reasons

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:43 a.m. I’ve had a few days to digest it. It’s time for me to pay homage to the great Merle Haggard, who died on his 79th birthday, and it didn’t make me … Continue reading

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Songs To End Another Year By

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, December 24, 2015, 12:44 p.m. This year my Holiday Lyrics do not include any of my own. It hasn’t been a big songwriting year for me. I’ve written a handful, but I’ve spent most of my … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:58 p.m. Among the things that I love more than Sunday School and church / Is drinking cold beer with my buddies at the pool hall after work. It’s from one of the … Continue reading

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The Questionable Decision of Awakening at All

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:43 p.m. This has not been one of my better days, partly because last night was one of my better nights. Remain calm. I didn’t party like it was 1980. (At this point … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Day or Two

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:16 a.m. The grass needs cutting. I spent a good bit of Tuesday afternoon taping a music video and a good bit of Tuesday night trying to find a program that will allow … Continue reading

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