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Picking Dumb, Day 2

[cb_profit_poster Lottery1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:25 a.m. This is going to be a brief blog, a mere update on the project of Monday, which was to predict football games solely on the basis of frivolous details. I went … 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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Getting a Few Things Off My Chest

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:40 a.m. Here’s an idea. On Sunday, let’s just watch the race. Jimmie Johnson almost has the Sprint Cup championship wrapped up. Big deal. Maybe there’s not much of a Chase, but there’s … Continue reading

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Be True to Your School

Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 9:42 a.m. It’s a tough time to ask folks for money. It’s tough for me to give it. Several times a week, the phone rings, and it’s someone representing one charity or another. I … Continue reading

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Rain at a Sad, Sacred Place

State College, Pa., Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:34 a.m. What rain. It washed me out and pinned me down. Now it’s just drizzling outside. Today looks manageable. The streets aren’t even flooded anymore. The chance is 40 percent now. That’s … Continue reading

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