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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, December 30, 2009

Me and Louisa May Alcott

I never met Louisa May Alcott, but I feel like she was a kindred spirt.
The last scene of the PBS biography is sublime and hinted at about a minute into the introduction you can see here

Other things that happened this year was TV went to analog digital, Sidney Rice and Brett Favre had some good plays, Daniel Day Lewis in first 53 seconds or so of Nine, and my niece Katie got engaged to a fellow who went national on ESPN's Taste of the Town.

Obama was inaugurated and I knew personally five people in the audience.

Was proud of Billy Dean Blanton in difficult days in Gaffney.

I talked to two strong and articulate Calvinists within 12 days of each occasion in two different states.

My nephew got a good ping pong table.

Tezla made a comeback or is on his way.

Pray for Ed Harris that he makes the right decision about another concern and he does so soon.

Robert Duvall may be better in The Road than he was in Slingblade, thought Slingblade was solid.

Go see Lucas Black and Bill Murray and Duvall in Get Low, written by a fellow from Alabama.
I've been to Lucas house twice but never to Murray nor Duvall, though I was considering droppin in Duvall's restaurant in DC area before he sold it.

I did not get voted out of any Baptist churches in 2009.

Had some good conversations with Neil and some with Robert and one on Tim Tebow with a Cracker Barrel waitress.

Some friends went on over to the other side.

Marilynne Robinson was again sublime on Calvin you can easily google up at Harvard Review.

Albert Blackwell on same and Isaac Watts and Jonathan Edwards at Furman mid November.

MRob on Bonhoeffer as well in a 2nd reading in Death of Adam. Saw Valkyrie and had several good conversations about it with knife salesman at Trade Day.

Alabama is Numb Uno in football but as I blogged earlier may distract from what needs to be done in the state and pettifogged by Bingo; least I have to believe Judge Frank Johnson as I told head of NEH in roundabout way, Jim Leach, would agree with me.

That's about all I can think of at the moment on 09.

Oh yeah, I think it was this year, maybe last poet on Elvis Pressley and Emily Dickinson got in touch with Kate Campbell cause he googled up my blog; and a set designer for Norma Rae's (Sally Fields) Brothers and Sisters caught up on Gaffney Football.
Point being people are reading and my blog makes a difference.

Couple more

JOe Roberts got voted into Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, and I told the sister of his former Secretary at Furman about it. Mary and Judy respectively.

Oh, had couple email exchanges with Kiri Miller which I blogged about 8 back in Harvard examines Collinsville.

And I should say a word about Babs Taylor on The Encounter. Beat the deadline for 09 as I was reading her yesterday in Barnes Noble; The Encounter one of her stronger segments in the book.


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