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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ted Kennedy and Cormac McCarthy

I am reading Ted Kennedy's moving and at times hilarious Memoir True Compass.
On page 49 and a couple pages preceeding he has great coming of age story.

In last several days I have also been pondering the strong musings of Cormac McCarthy in the Crossing, trying to get my hands around whether the Tragedies Ted Kennedy lived through and his concluding testimony of personal faith resonates with the 11th Chapter of Hebrews, and the pages circa 150-155 in McCarthy's Crossing, the parable of the Priest and the Old Pensioner.
I may post couple paragraphs from there a little later.
McCarthy has roots in East Tennessee like my Fox Family--I was born in Newport--and wrote the Oscar Winner No Country for Old Men and the upcoming The Road.


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