I recall years ago that Greenpeace had a T-shirt out with a dinosaur pictured on it. The text around the dinosaur said, "Extinct means forever."
It is a little after 2 p.m. Friday and Shawn O'Hara interrupts the interview as his driver, Pancho Sancho, er, Eli "Sarge" Jackson, gets into the car. The two candidates are criss-crossing the state on the campaign train in advance of Tuesday's general election.
A good tonic for the weekend: Have Friday lunch with two or three friends who enjoy laughing with each other. Sounds easy enough. The morning of, a friend sends an email: "So and so and I are going to be at such and such restaurant at 11:45. Be there." I was a little late for the gathering having gone to hear Kate Sweeney at the Rosenzweig talk about a favorite subject, cemeteries.
I recently had an assignment for a class which required me to have to spend some time in personal reflection.
Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.
One of the strangest aspects of political discussions these days is that the word "liberal" gets tossed around as an insult.
Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a candidates forum for the four men who are running to fill the unexpired, one-year state senate term of the late Terry Brown.
It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.
It is generally true decisions made closest to home have the most impact on our every-day lives.
Robin Hood would be proud.
A convergence of events deserves consideration. The kind that causes one to say, "What a small, connected world we live in."
1. Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie of 1835 LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Roses and thorns: 2/19/17 ROSES & THORNS
3. Partial to Home: Icebergs as big as houses LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Steve Chapman: Trump's strange coziness with the Kremlin NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Patrick J. Buchanan: The deep state targets Trump NATIONAL COLUMNS