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Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Writing | 24 comments

Slow blogging month, but I think you’ll agree my excuse is valid: Yesterday I finished the first draft of a book (its working title is Black Cat Arkansas, and I blogged about it here and here). If you include my 20-year-old doorstop novel, Black Cat marks my fifth first draft – and I’ve yet to fully sort my thoughts on them. Rookies and...

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The cobbler’s child

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Racing | 2 comments

Building a race car is like putting an addition on your house: it always takes far longer than you expect, but once it’s finished, the angst and impatience vanish. Because I’m co-owner of a company that builds race cars, you might think I’d have some weight to throw around. You might think I could put some pressure on the guys at the shop...

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The king and I

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in News & Events |

I was a high-school senior in spring 1979 (the exact date is lost to history – sorry) when I saw Elvis Costello and the Attractions at Boston’s Orpheum Theater for the first time. This past week, I saw Elvis. Thirty-one years. This time, the backup band was a six-piece country-bluegrass outfit (every man-jack an all-star, by the way, but...

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