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The Future Isn’t the Past

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, April 4, 2018, 9:45 a.m. Are you ready for a rewind? NASCAR doesn’t race on Easter weekend. If such a word as tradition exists practically anymore, this one persists. Every informal, unscientific internet poll I’ve seen … Continue reading

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For Want of Coffee

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m. The Patriots beat the Ravens. I’m going out of my mind trying to sell my novels. The new coffeemaker hasn’t arrived yet. Having to get up and drive out to the … Continue reading

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‘I’m Not as Good as I Once Was, but I’m as Good Once …

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:04 p.m. I did something on Sunday — and quite a way into Monday — that I don’t think I could have done when I was younger. This is encouraging. It might not … 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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White Lines and All Kinds of Stop Signs

Gainesville, Texas, Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:55 a.m. It’s been a hectic, fun, and, of course, exhausting few days. I haven’t had a chance to write anything till now, and there’s a good chance posting on this motel wi-fi is … 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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The Rare Road Trip

Bossier City, Louisiana, Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:02 p.m. Today I passed by hundreds of “historic” places of which I had never heard. Twice I got stopped dead in traffic, and neither was in a large city. I timed my … Continue reading

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Chase of Fools

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:18 a.m. Okay, first things first. As to the sordid affair that occurred last night after the race in No Limits, Texas, let’s make a few points A number of observers believe a … Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Do

Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:45 p.m. I’m home again. It’s been nine days, mostly on the road. I spent seven nights in four hotels and one on a friend’s couch. I drove the following interstate highways: 26, 385, … Continue reading

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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … Continue reading

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