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Hope Springs Early

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:15 a.m. In college football on Saturday, 3,328 points were scored. I saw sixteen of them, well, in a stadium. Come to think of it, maybe those didn’t count. They were in an … 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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The Miracle of Koji … and Dr. Strangelove

[cb_profit_poster Travel1]Clinton, S.C., Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:19 a.m. If only Koji Uehara could start … He’d pitch a complete game, and based on his unerring ability to throw strikes, it’d only take 80 pitches or so. Okay, so Uehara … Continue reading

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Countdown to Kickoff (My Book, That Is)

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:05 p.m. I put together a brochure on my new novel, The Intangibles. This morning I’ve been stuffing envelopes and licking stamps. I’ll use the brochures to encourage publicity. It’s expensive to ship … Continue reading

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The Old Side of Town

[cb_profit_poster Speak1]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:27 a.m. What an exhilarating morning. I’ve been running copies since I awakened. It’s a publicity brochure for my upcoming novel, The Intangibles. I designed the brochure. I’m printing it at home. It’s … Continue reading

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Madcap Antics by Me and the Red Sox

[cb_profit_poster Guitar2]Clinton, S.C., Monday, October 14, 2013, 10:03 a.m. It was a duty, perhaps even an honor, for the president of the student body to make announcements over “the intercom” twice a day, at the end of third and fifth … 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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The Kid and Me, Watching Football

[cb_profit_poster FlagFootball]Clinton, S.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013, 12:22 p.m. Well, it wasn’t that bad, not as bad as the score indicated, and, yes, that qualifies as one of football’s season’s familiar rationalizations. Gaffney walloped Clinton, 45-18, last night, and that’s … Continue reading

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