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Lynn Spruill: The plight of women

Posted 12/12/2014 in Local Columns

Recently this paper ran a story with a picture that was, to say the least, disturbing and arresting in its portrayal of human cruelty.

 

Lynn Spruill: Passport photo epiphany

Posted 12/5/2014 in Local Columns

I was going through some files not too long ago and noticed both my driver's license and passport had expired.

 

Lynn Spruill: Thanksgiving for every day

Posted 11/26/2014 in Local Columns

This Thanksgiving marks an anniversary for a particularly difficult time, probably one of my most traumatic days. I have the gift of not remembering the bad things so when something stands out, it is for a reason.

 

Lynn Spruill: Another way of thinking about dogs and cemeteries

Posted 11/21/2014 in Local Columns

There are differing ideas about the recently proposed ban on allowing dogs in public cemeteries in Starkville.

 

Lynn Spruill: Inspired by C Spire

Posted 11/14/2014 in National Columns

Time will tell, but I do believe this year has been a monumental one for Starkville.

 

Lynn Spruill: Winning halo

Posted 11/8/2014 in Local Columns

There are the obvious, direct and immediate benefits of having a strong national standing for your football team. And there are some indirect benefits.

 

Lynn Spruill: Rear-view reflections

Posted 10/31/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had an assignment for a class which required me to have to spend some time in personal reflection.

 

Lynn Spruill: A city Halloween policy?

Posted 10/24/2014 in Local Columns

We are rapidly approaching one of the best excuses to have candy around the house.

 

Lynn Spruill: House poor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.

 

Lynn Spruill: Dominion and control

Posted 10/10/2014 in Local Columns

I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.

 

Lynn Spruill: What if?

Posted 10/3/2014 in Local Columns

What if the rule "use it or lose it" extended to voting?

 

Lynn Spruill: The quest for acceptance

Posted 9/27/2014 in Local Columns

There has been more than one postmortem written about Starkville Board of Aldermen meetings over the past few weeks. Without question employee-paid insurance has created a division between some residents in our community. It is a cautionary tale that deserves a few more words.

 

Lynn Spruill: Plus none

Posted 9/19/2014 in Local Columns

And who said government wasn't entertaining. We could have sold tickets to the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night and probably paid off the Park Commission's budget deficit.

 

Lynn Spruill: Make it pretty

Posted 9/12/2014 in Local Columns

The psychology of beauty is undeniable.

 

Lynn Spruill: Labor day

Posted 9/5/2014 in Local Columns

It has come and gone and for most it was just an opportunity to have an extra day off to hit the sales racks or grill out.

 

Lynn Spruill: Meditation

Posted 8/29/2014 in Local Columns

I was channel surfing through a morning program not too long ago and stopped long enough to hear a guest discussing meditation with the CBS hosts. There was the obligatory Harvard doctor who was doing research on the benefits of meditation and then there was a hip-hop mogul who was hawking his book on the subject.

 

Lynn Spruill: Nextdoor

Posted 8/25/2014 in Local Columns

As I have mentioned before, I am not a huge Facebook user. I have a page, but I always thought the best use for Facebook is getting "Happy Birthday" wishes from long-lost friends and being able to say thank you for them en masse.

 

Lynn Spruill: Summer has come and gone

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Columns

Each season has its own special character. Summer always was and I guess to me it always will be June, July and August, the months when school was out.

 

Lynn Spruill: A turning point for downtown?

Posted 8/8/2014 in Local Columns

One of our aldermen has expressed a troublesome and sad view of the future of our downtown. He believes that downtown is doomed to mundane daytime activity and total nighttime irrelevance. That view, while certainly possible, if not probable, is a challenge this board should meet head-on.

 

Lynn Spruill: Lest we forget

Posted 8/1/2014 in Local Columns

As part of my active (as opposed to financial) volunteer pledge this year I have chosen to work with the Alzheimer's Walk scheduled for Oct. 12. Medical literature distinguishes between the types of dementia, but the details of the ravages of this ever more common disease are astounding.

 

 

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