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That End-of-Year Feeling Again

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:15 a.m. Football is in the pre-bowl doldrums (bowldrums?), or, if the NFL is your bailiwick, the pre-playoff blahs. NASCAR has been reduced for now to reports of tire testing from the various … Continue reading

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The Mention Was An Honorable One

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, April 3, 2014, 9:11 a.m. Last week I learned that my song, “The Paved Road,” won honorable mention in an American Songwriter lyric contest. I passed this information along, but I didn’t receive the actual results until … Continue reading

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Making Believe

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:22 p.m. Fortunately, in this weekend bereft of football, I will manage to occupy myself for at least part of it on the road. I’m going to be making a long drive early … 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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The Personal Day That Will Live in Infamy

[cb_profit_poster Beer2]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:25 p.m. I almost missed it. Today marks the one-year anniversary of losing my job. It was a Friday. I drove to Gastonia on January 4 to be told my final day at … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, December 26, 2013, 9:55 a.m. Lo and behold. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is on TV. I’m just half watching it. I’ve seen it a dozen times, at least, and many more if I count half … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Night for Singing!

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Each year I put together my would-be, heartfelt, admittedly self-indulgent e-card, which this year, for the first time, is going to be a blog. I’ll send it via email to the … Continue reading

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Skipped the Warm-Ups

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, December 20, 2013, 2:35 p.m. On most days, I blog bright and early, or at least I make it the first of my daily writing. It’s the way I get myself ready for the rest of … Continue reading

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Yippi-Yi … Ki-Yay!

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Oliver Hardy would have said, “Another fine mess you’ve got us in,” and called me Stanley. My daddy would’ve said, “If that ain’t a Dutton deal, damned if I’ve seen one.” … Continue reading

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Country Roads

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Monday, December 16, 2013, 9:47 a.m. I’m back. I hope you enjoyed some of the old blogs I posted during the three days I was away and otherwise occupied. I can play a harmonica while driving – … Continue reading

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