Monthly Archives: November 2013

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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Chances Are My Chances Are …

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 28, 2013, 3:50 p.m. The year of my discontent is near its end. My job was eliminated after 16-1/2 years. On Jan. 4, I found out that Jan. 4 was my last day at the … 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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No Need To Be So Touchy

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 4:37 p.m. I go to the post office quite often these days as I am occupied shipping copies of my novel, The Intangibles, that folks order off this web site. Today I was … Continue reading

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Flick Picks from a Non-Critic

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:31 p.m. I’m slogging through a biography of T.E. Lawrence by Michael Asher. I bought it several years ago because “Lawrence of Arabia” is my favorite movie. The bio is entitled Lawrence: The … 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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What Begins with JFK? My Novel …

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:11 a.m. There’s no great market for me to recall the Kennedy assassination. Everyone alive then is doing it,and I’ve got Kennedy family home movies, courtesy of The History Channel, playing on the … Continue reading

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Selling Books Socially

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Thursday, November 21, 2013, 9:45 a.m. I have 5,945 Twitter followers, or that was the total the last time I checked. I have 4,492 Facebook friends. Oh, man. That’s a lot of acquaintances to maintain. My Facebook … Continue reading

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Football Overload

[cb_profit_poster Beer1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:15 a.m. It’s gotten to where football is just like baseball, except you don’t get to watch the same team every night. In other words, I don’t actually watch all these games, whereas … Continue reading

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The Other Guy’s Shoes Are Always Different

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11:45 a.m. Everyone has a skewed perspective. Everyone caters, to one extent or another, to his or her own peculiar whims. The best way to peruse the fake heat of social media is … Continue reading

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