Monthly Archives: April 2017

I Had to Think It Through

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m. I first saw it on Twitter at roadandtrack.com. I thought it was a fake. I thought it was one of those stories where they made the website look like something reputable … 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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Likes and Dislikes, and Balls and Strikes

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:48 a.m. Back in my day … Things were different. They’ll be different in the next day, too. And the one after. Times change. I don’t believe my day was any better than … Continue reading

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Strummin’ on Easter

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 17, 2017, 9:27 a.m. It’s Patriots Day in Boston. It’s the day after Easter here. When I left my nephew’s house on Sunday, the tykes were dashing about in search of dyed eggs. Among much … 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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A Kid’s Got to Start Somewhere

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Thomas Phillips is three. When he takes off his cap, he forgets to put it back on. He sees little use for his glove. He plays for the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary Astros, … 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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