Tomorrow may be the holiday that inspires more angst than all the others combined. Love can seem elusive, meant for other people.
I sat on a the light blue Formica of my childhood home's bathroom counter more than a few times in awe of my mama.
I think the first time I heard of liquid crystals, they were used for a silly purpose, within the Mood Rings which were a fad 30 years ago. The "gem" held by the ring changed color; the color-change was based on the temperature of the finger, and of course that had nothing to do with the wearer's mood.
There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.
It was a glorious sun filled day with beautiful flowers covering a wide plain. Among the few trees was a giant centuries old Red Oak that overshadowed an immense area. For ages the great oak had defied all storms. However, though it had survived many centuries unscathed, it still had not accomplished the purpose for which the Great Spirit had planted it.
Scudding clouds cross the sky, casting changeling shadows on a lone windmill and a shirtless man lying inert in scrubgrass at its base. The disquieting tableau pulses with unanswered questions.
Dorothy W. Colom, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, will headline the Feb. 9 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series and review Chris Myer Asch's award-winning "Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer."
On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.
Early on, I started work for an insurance salesman on Main Street. He hadn't had a secretary in a very long time. The only phone was on his desk.
Almost 24 years ago, I held her mother, then a newborn, in my clumsy, unaccustomed arms, and I fell hopelessly and madly in love, as my sister-in-law rested from her labor and I rocked baby Courtney for the first time.
When I was a very young child I was fascinated by anything Egyptian. My cats were named Anthony, Cleopatra and Nefertiti. I thought Egyptians wore lots of dark eye liner and walked in a strange twisted way, with their hands held in an uncomfortable, stiff pose.
So many of our holidays have fallen victim to the political correctness police, but one holiday continues to warm the heart while Ole Man Winter insists on dumping snow, ice and rain on the country.
The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.
All area artists are invited to submit applications for consideration and possible inclusion in the Artisans' Village, sponsored by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, for the 16th annual Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday, April 23 (Easter weekend), in Starkville's Historic Cotton District.
In 1959 came to Broadway one of the best musicals ever, "Gypsy: A Musical Fable." It was indeed a fable, a musicalized version of the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a memoir which was itself highly fictional.
Chili. Some consider it the ultimate cold-weather fare. And in spite a recent spring teaser, Mother Nature has more winter in store, including Super Bowl Sunday, when Golden Triangle temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s by night.
Ever since Eve was forced to vacate the Garden of Eden and give up her wardrobe of leaves, the question of what to wear has been foremost on women's minds.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its February Table Talk series Wednesday, Feb. 2, at noon in the library meeting room with a presentation by award-winning author Minor Ferris Buchannan.
Now in its fourth decade, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring classical and contemporary ballet to its Feb. 3 performance at Mississippi State University.
Before stepping up to your nearest makeup counter, you should know a few things. First of all, remember that those smiling faces greeting you are called "beauty advisors" for a reason.