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Althea Gibson

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 1 comment

Some have called Althea Gibson “the female Jackie Robinson“, and that’s pretty close. While the international tennis...

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Bobby Jones, Golf Legend

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Bobby Jones, Golf Legend

Here are some things you don’t expect from one of the handful of greatest golfers of all time. You don’t expect him to get an...

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Travel: Hilton Head

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Travel | 1 comment

This part of the Southern coast is beautiful, historic, and sometimes, exclusive. With Charleston (Great American Things, June 7, 2009) 95...

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Sports: "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias

It’s a shame that so many of you will see this name, and not recognize perhaps the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. No...

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Travel: Myrtle Beach

Posted by on Sep 5, 2009 in Travel | 2 comments

In my unfinished novel, I describe Myrtle Beach as “the painted harlequin of the Southeast coast.” I like that. That’s...

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Sports: Arnold Palmer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Arnold Palmer

He wasn’t quite the best golfer of his era. You’d have to give that honor to Jack Nicklaus. But he was the most influential....

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Sports: Tiger Woods

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Tiger Woods

Back when I hosted a sports radio talk show, we had a running debate over what constituted a sport. Auto racing? (Not by my definition.)...

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