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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … 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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Fear & Loathing In The Aisles

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m. We got our 30 minutes of snow today, which was great because that gave everyone a chance to observe the tradition of racing to the supermarket for bread. There was, of … Continue reading

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Memories of a Proud Past Awakened

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:45 p.m. You’ve read these words from me before. My days are seldom mediocre. I know it’s because I remember the glorious and the wretched more vividly, and the average, nothing-special days just … Continue reading

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A Small Miracle

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12:12 p.m. The afternoon channel surfing has begun. My first priority, at the moment, is Texas-Oklahoma, followed by South Carolina-Arkansas and Missouri-Georgia. The priorities may change as the day develops and some games … Continue reading

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Send in the Clowneys

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 10:26 a.m. My home state is itself in a state. A state of disorder. No, it’s not something silly like the government. Ours isn’t in temporary shutdown. It operates lethargically all the time. … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, My Walls Have No Flowers To Count

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 10:02 a.m. Some mornings the topic is not readily apparent. What have I done so far? I’ve read all about Tony Stewart. I’ve watched about 15 minutes of a movie called “The Bamboo … Continue reading

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In Marked Contrast to the Clemson Fans

[cb_profit_poster Football2]Clinton, S.C., Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:25 p.m. I’m just home from taking Alex Howard, my 10-year-old grandnephew, back to Columbia. It’s an hour each way. I marvel at the resiliency of the young. It’s actually possible for a … Continue reading

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Roundabout Trips and Uphill Battles

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:41 a.m. It’s probably not a good omen that I’m writing this blog while “Return of the Pink Panther” is playing on television. Chief Inspector Dreyfuss’s eyelashes are wiggling involuntarily even as I, … Continue reading

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