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When Monte Comes Driving Home Again, Hurrah! Hurrah!

Concord, North Carolina, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:12 p.m. I’m back, and it seems relatively normal. Naturally, media parking is farther away. That’s a given. Almost four and a half years later, I’m back at a speedway, the motor one … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Spring is full of surprises. Maybe that’s true in general. Growing up on a farm makes me think of newborn fillies and calves at the thought of spring. The major surprises … Continue reading

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The Occasional Chip Off the Old Block

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Mornings like this scare me because I remind myself of my old man. He’s been gone since 1993. I’ve outlived him. He lived on, this morning, when I had errands to … Continue reading

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Gleaned from the Borders of My Obsession

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m. I haven’t blogged here in quite a while. I just haven’t had anything to write. I’ve been overwhelmed with the completion of my new stock car racing novel, Lightning in a … Continue reading

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When Spring Is in the Meadow

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 9:51 a.m. I got out Tuesday evening. I’d been holed up, preparing for my big news, which is imminent. And, I hope, eminent. Stay tuned. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s … Continue reading

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Sports in the Background

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:53 p.m. Hmm. Missouri beat Auburn. A basketball game was on TV at 11 a.m. It was in Nashville. It was 10 there. I wasn’t paying much attention until the overtime. I was … Continue reading

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Whoever Heard of a Red Devil Heaven?

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Life is back to normal. I’ve returned from my restorative road trip. Tuesday night found me back in my normal element, watching the Clinton Red Devils play and driving back home to dicker … Continue reading

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I Feel Like I’ve Gotta Travel On

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:52 a.m. I haven’t been to a race track since Homestead, Florida, at the end of 2012. On January 4, 2013, the Gaston Gazette informed that my position would be discontinued on … … Continue reading

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This Game Is Friday Morning at Six

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:01 a.m. Live, from Seventh Fifth Savings & Loan Ballyard, home during the summer months to the Gitmo Waterboarders of the Florida Keys League, for the first annual John Ford Movies Stagecoach Bowl. … Continue reading

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Sleighbells Ring-a-ling, Ring-ting-ting-a-ling …

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:56 a.m. I needed to get out of the house. I’d been here for most of Monday and Tuesday, writing my next (sixth) novel past 75,000 words and almost to 250 double-spaced pages. … Continue reading

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