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Remembering Scotty

Scotty Mitchell

Scotty Mitchell died on Wednesday. Tennis players in Salisbury (a.k.a. great friends) will miss him mightily.

As a player, he had an amazing forehand crosscourt return of serve. The angle was so sharp it made one wonder how the ball could realistically get over the net.

In my 20′s and

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busting my ass

Just took a great walk this afternoon — getting in my 10k steps on a snowy day.

Before I left, I put several logs on the fire so that it would be simmering nicely upon return.

Catawba College, snow

I had already been outside a good bit, and my feet — covered

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Not the most effective campaign style

I took a walk around the Catawba campus this afternoon, shortly after the end of the homecoming game (Catawba 31, Brevard 21, I think).

It was a nice walk.  Beautiful day.  People tailgated.  Families played football.  Kids jumped on inflatables.  I saw one mother teaching her young daughter a few dance steps.

“Divided

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bright lights, little city

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Cell phone tower in my neighborhood! Okay.

Ever get a phone call and run outside, hoping to get a decent signal before the call drops?

One of our neighbors came ’round with a petition the other day.

There are plans to build a cell phone tower on the Catawba campus, near our house.  The petition was asking the planning board

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St. Thomas Players Production of Yasmina Reza's Art

for The Salisbury Post

Salisbury has always been a good theatre town. I know there’s a rich history dating back to the previous century. And I know I’ve missed a few in my time (almost five and a half decades).

But it seems like Salisbury theatre has made some strides in recent years

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Catawba Theatre's "Working" is excellent

Catawba College Theatre’s current production of Working is excellent.

I’ve been too busy the past couple of years to go to all the shows, like I used to — but I did see The Boy Friend, earlier this year, and tonight I saw Working.

Catawba College Cast of "Working"

Perhaps I think

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Clouds over Catawba College

Took a little walk after the storm this afternoon.  Some nice cloud pics.  Catawba College.  Salisbury, NC.

Clouds over Catawba 1

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Clouds over Catawba 3

Clouds over Catawba 4

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Nice song for a Sunday afternoon, mid August, or anytime

It’s only got 15 million views on YouTube — but in case you haven’t seen it.

I used to play trumpet, in junior high. God, I was awful. Didn’t practice. Preferred playing tennis.

Was lucky enough to see The Sachmo play at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, here in Salisbury, when I

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April evening

Catawba students playing lacrosse

Originally uploaded by smpost

On my left, lacrosse in the football stadium.

Listening to Leonard Cohen.

Taught Jackie (my dog) to get out of the road and obey the command “on the grass.” She’s four or five years old. Still learns fast. She’ll happily

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