Across the street there was a girl sitting on the stoop. Her legs were bare; she was eating an apple. I smiled and she smiled back.
Normally, Sundays in the fall are devoted to professional football, and while the NFL featured its usual fare of match-ups, football fans in the Golden Triangle were likely to have focused their attention elsewhere.
Few truly appreciate the enormous economic benefits the Affordable Care Act will deliver.
It's December and time for my annual barbecue column.
If Kendall Graveman's baseball career continues its present trajectory, he's going to turn at least one cliche on its ear. Nice guys can do just fine in the Majors, thank you.
WASHINGTON -- The words, spoken about the Eric Garner travesty in New York, were righteous and powerful.
Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. To complete the retro circle, CNET's periodical is carrying print ads for Ford, Gillette and other brands already at home in the "Mad Men" era.
FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- I walked out to the little house in the yard that stores my books. From my personal library that techie friends keep telling me is silly and superfluous, I found with no trouble my battered old copy of "Of Mice and Men." Taped and raggedy and dog-eared, it feels in my hands like life.
A co-worker greeted me as she arrived at work Thursday with a casual observation.
I was going through some files not too long ago and noticed both my driver's license and passport had expired.
Gov. Phil Bryant gets an A for his political skills. He's very good at appealing to his base and is a shoo-in to win a second term in 2015.
What follows is for the benefit of one William James O'Reilly Jr. -- "Bill" to his fans.
In 1916, Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children's parade.
Mississippians are generous by nature -- each year, the state ranks among the most generous in the country -- and we tend to be even more so during the holidays.
After a week of Ferguson protests that have roiled the country, President Obama on Monday did what he generally does in times of crisis: He had a meeting.
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