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Sleepless in Alabama

Updated: April 7, 2011, 11:09 AM ET
By Don Barone | Bassmaster.com

"Lying there and staring at the ceiling Waiting for a sleepy feeling ... "

Dateline: 2:37 a.m. Thursday

The neon is quiet. Saw the Sonic Drive In lights go out a while ago. Every two minutes and 15 seconds the stoplight goes from red to green.

The Walmart sign never blinks.

A white and brown stray cat sits on a sewer cover. In the darkness of my Comfort Inn room I watch the red eye jets cross the sky. Room 320 coughs, room 220 snores.

When my wife Barb ...

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