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A Bit Reckless About Kelly

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:33 a.m. Inexplicably, the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants are playing football in London. Not Ontario. Not Kentucky. England. It happens from time to time. Thanks to the miracle of television, … Continue reading

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A Master of the Rough and Ready Life

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:15 p.m. He built his own guitars but wrote about building a boat. He was a carpenter, a man fond of using his hands but never for typing. He wrote lyrics on graph … Continue reading

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I Love This Week

Gainesville, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:20 a.m. I don’t have too much to say this cloudy Texas morning. Everything went fine on Friday. Classic Recall, a local band of musicians who play rock and roll from the 1960s and … Continue reading

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Hooks, and Rhymes, and Reasons

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:43 a.m. I’ve had a few days to digest it. It’s time for me to pay homage to the great Merle Haggard, who died on his 79th birthday, and it didn’t make me … Continue reading

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Trying to Get Reacquainted with the Old Microphone

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:11 a.m. The highlight of many recent years has taken place in Texas, hard against the Red River and the Oklahoma border, in a small city known as Gainesville, where my friend Vince … Continue reading

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Songs To End Another Year By

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, December 24, 2015, 12:44 p.m. This year my Holiday Lyrics do not include any of my own. It hasn’t been a big songwriting year for me. I’ve written a handful, but I’ve spent most of my … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Day or Two

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:16 a.m. The grass needs cutting. I spent a good bit of Tuesday afternoon taping a music video and a good bit of Tuesday night trying to find a program that will allow … Continue reading

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You Like Lyrics? Who Doesn’t?

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 12:47 p.m. Many years ago, I started compiling song lyrics, sometimes all mine but, more often, those that occur to me during the holidays. I started out sending these as e-mails, and then … Continue reading

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The Mention Was An Honorable One

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, April 3, 2014, 9:11 a.m. Last week I learned that my song, “The Paved Road,” won honorable mention in an American Songwriter lyric contest. I passed this information along, but I didn’t receive the actual results until … Continue reading

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Time Passages

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:38 a.m. Time is slow before it happens. Then it speeds up once it passes. That, of course, is one of man’s great misperceptions. Time is immutable and constant. Exists there a better demonstration … Continue reading

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