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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 www.clsnet.org 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.

Friday, September 07, 2012

God and Tom Brokaw at Charlotte DNC

  I had a brief conversation with Tom Brokaw at Furman in 2004 where he was there to chair a Democrat Party Debate in Greenville. Tom remembered Manuels Tavern from his Atlanta days and conversations with James Dickey, Jody Powell and sometimes Marshall Frady.
    Brokaw got immersed in Southern Religion in the 60's covering Civil Rights. He told Sean Hannity of Fox News about it Weds night in Charlotte.
    See links and further discussion in the public policy forum of baptistlife.com/forums and google the several stories at religiondispatches.org

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