I never quite understood what "nursing" really meant until the past six months, when the supposed superstar doctor, who operated on me in Phoenix (One of the smartest male doctors I know told me she was the best, a woman, how wonderful; beware of gender bias.), made a mess of my intestines, leaving me rather critically ill with peritonitis and unbearable pain while she went to Maui.
A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.
Turning the calendar page from March to April seems to create an air of optimism when it comes to spring.
The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors' notes found at his home.
We had the formal groundbreaking for the Lynn Lane multi-use path project this week complete with MDOT gold shovels. It has been years in the making -- literally, years and lots of effort from a dedicated group of people.
When the Legislature appropriated less than 10 percent of the funding requested for $25 million to extend The Columbus Riverwalk 14 miles to Columbus Air Force Base, it introduced even more questions to an already ambiguous undertaking.
Ellen Pao's gender discrimination suit against her employer contained the juicy elements that captivate us.
The American Heart Association has declared today National Walking Day.
On Sunday, people all over the world will commemorate the morning an itinerant rabbi, falsely convicted and cruelly executed, stood up and walked out of his own tomb.
Every week, it seems, a new study comes out that ranks colleges and universities in one area or another. It seems as though a cottage industry has sprung up around higher education, churning out "best of" lists with such regularity that it's tempting to disregard them altogether.
In what has been called the "Catholic moment" in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to "live the faith" and "set an example" for others.
Jack Henry, Jack for short, is my cat, and he's finally given up trying to force himself on top of my laptop computer.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) reform task force held an open hearing in downtown Jackson at the Woolfolk building recently. About a hundred people attended.
It was 75 years ago that the first Columbus Pilgrimage was held.
My friend Axel called from Germany the other day. When I told him I was going to be interviewing Mack Banks later in the week, he threw out a quote from one of Mack's X-rated songs and asked me if I still had the album he gave me years ago.
"It was pride that changed angels into devils," taught Saint Augustine.
Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?
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