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    Sam Morton

    Sam Morton
    A Rock Hill, SC native and 1985 graduate of The Citadel, Sam Morton is co-author of five fiction anthologies. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in English. He is a member of The Inkplots, a group of published writers and authors active in South Carolina’s vibrant literary experience. His past occupations include a 12 year-stint as a robbery/ homicide detective for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, SC, a ten-year career as a professional wrestler, and one long week as the blade changer on the potato cutting machine at the Frito Lay plant in Charlotte, NC He is a freelance writer for a host of national and regional periodicals. He resides in Columbia with his wife and two children. By Sam Morton · Betrayed · Osporeni · Death Match · Disavowed · Ramblings Co-Authored · Heat of the Moment · Inkplots: Random Acts of Writing · Naughty and Nice · Buck Naked Unitarians · Black & Blue & Read All Over
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      A Sure Fire Cure for Hypertension

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Jan 26, 2010
      A Sure Fire Cure for Hypertension

      If there is a blood pressure medication manufactured, I’m on it. Ranexa, Tekturna, Lisinopril, Clonidine, you name it. But I’ve come to find out that the cure for hypertension was sitting right at my feet the whole time: children. Pre-teens to be exact.

      No, it’s not their charming nature or the fulfillment of life they inevitably bring or the high points of the philosophical considerations of mortality and legacy. It’s simply this: They hide my salt shakers.

      Rock & Roll Video Church

      by | 4, Add your Comment | Jan 20, 2010
      Rock & Roll Video Church

      I was at a minor league hockey game in Chicago once when a friend noted that the only guys to play hockey at that level or in college were Canadian boys who weren’t good enough to go pro right out of high school. I think about that every now and then when my wife drags me to the new religious craze: video church.

      Video church starts with head-banging rock & roll and screeching lyrics. It’s deafening. It’s earsplitting. It’s what stodgy, WASPish people used to call devil music, but these, ahem, musicians throw in words like “king” and “savior,” and capitalize the “H” in “He” and “Him” and suddenly you have a praise song. I’ve heard if you play their music backwards, though, you hear, “I’m not good enough to be in a real band…”

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