What we don’t know can hurt us. Most folks are busy living their lives and making ends meet. We’re concerned about family, friends, jobs, health, and just old-fashioned living. But, there are sinister forces willing to sacrifice ‘the rest of us’ for their own ideological goals. We’d best pay attention. Victor Frankl was a survivor […]
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Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs in New […]
Have you noticed? Even though your relationships with friends, family, and colleagues remain the same, supportive, and cordial, something has changed in American society. This is particularly noticeable in the South, the home of hospitality. America has become a nation of ‘us’ and ‘them.’ The South is renown for courtesy and hospitality. We say “yes […]
Not long after I moved to Houston I pulled up to the stoplight on the Courthouse Square on a summer night in my old truck and there was an elected official in his old truck. We all know what goes through the minds of two boys when they pull up to a stoplight in old […]
“You need to get out more,” said Jamie Dailey at the Davis Event Center in Fulton on Feb. 28. By the end of the evening, I was in full agreement. I have long wanted to attend the spring concert at ICC, but something always came up. When this year’s card included Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda […]
A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]
If you hadn’t heard by now, you haven’t been paying attention. The story is the lead and the rage. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani continued, “He doesn’t […]
One of the latest progressive strategies among the elite in politics, media, and academia is to deny the roles God and religion have played in our nation’s history. When I was growing up we honored George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as two of our nation’s best presidents. Their pictures hung in our elementary classrooms over […]
We hear people talk about quality of life all the time. It’s one of those feel-good phrases that are loved by local, state and federal politicians when they want to say something good without really saying something at all. Think about it. What is quality of life? A person’s health is one factor when we […]
On Fox News Sunday recently, Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.), former Director of Defense Intelligence Agency, said the Obama administration has no strategy for fighting Islamic extremism. Current and former members of the intelligence community agree with Flynn who says White House officials reject intelligence provided to them and reject recommendations based on that intelligence. […]
Why someone wants to throw their hat in the ring and become a public servant has never made a lot of sense to me. Most public posts don’t really pay that well and the heartache and grief you take from John Q. Public and Jane Q. Citizen take their toll on a mind and body. […]
It is comforting to have a cultural anchor giving a sense of continuity with the past. Give thanks, Dear Hearts, here in Mississippi we have our legislature. We may ridicule it, but perhaps we underestimate it. They have their moments—none more shining than the recent dispensation of the “Common Core” controversy. “You don’t like Common […]
Sara and I will exchange Valentine cards this weekend. I’ll put hers on the kitchen table propped up by a little something sweet, shiny or with the appropriate red bloom. She has always stuck mine on the mirror in our bathroom. We’ll find them and smile as we use sleepy fingers to tear it open. […]
Dear Editor, In the lives of politicians, many will articulate one thing and perform another, just to get elected to office. Many, when in office will do what they think is best but not the will of the citizens and to me the legislators in Jackson are doing the will of self and not the […]
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