And so the summer ends

And so the summer ends

For the past several years, my family has been threatening to get together for a beach vacation. As we’re all exceptionally busy people who travel…

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Amanda Smith: Not a murderer

Amanda Smith: Not a murderer

I was fully prepared to write today about Amanda Smith avoiding the death penalty by pleading guilty to murder charges. I was fully prepared to…

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Away

Away

Back when I’m back.

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What happened?

What happened?

I long ago gave up the idea of chronicling everything that happens to me when I’m in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker….

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The owl I never see

The owl I never see

Three of the four corners of my house have giant Sweetgum trees within 20 feet or so. If you don’t live in the Deep South…

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How I spend my summer vacation

How I spend my summer vacation

I was out and about this week enduring some last-minute errands. I had a quick photo-shoot thingy downtown. The photographer asked what I did for…

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Greenville News seeks bugle player with "Taps" experience

Greenville News seeks bugle player with “Taps” experience

Classified ad to appear soon in Greenville News: Local newspaper seeks Upstate bugle player, preferably single and good looking, with experience in playing “Taps.” Musician…

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St. John donkey

St. John: Wrong way, right time

“You’re driving on the left side of the road,” my wife said. We were headed toward Cinnamon Bay in a rented white Jeep Wrangler with…

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The St. John ache

The St. John ache

We sat at the corner of a beachside bar in St. John. We were spent from a day of hiking, swimming in Solomon Bay, and…

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The big disconnect

The big disconnect

I bought my first laptop sometime in 2004. I have been constantly-connected ever since. In June 2005, my wife and I went on a trip…

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