I call it the Secret Knowledge. Meaning that body of information not everyone has, that body known only to those few people who had the good sense to go off the beaten path and seek it. It is information you'll never see in your "newspapers" or "network news" or any other place overly concerned with verifiable "facts" and reliable "sources." It will not come to you through a university "study," peer-reviewed "article," renowned "expert," government "agency" or any other such traditional bastion of authority.
OXFORD -- It's not clear what members of the Mississippi Legislature thought would happen after they voted to foil a citizen initiative to improve public school funding. It is clear that the Better Schools Better Jobs organization has decided not to wrinkle its collective brow, tear up and run away.
Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures. Many bright ideas have foundered on the shoals of consumer rejection. The Product Failure Hall of Fame is too small to contain them all. But a few fall from such enormous heights of hype and hope that they deserve special recognition as awesome.
Thursday, Brother Rogers, assistant director at the Stennis Center for Public Policy in Starkville, was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Columbus.
Starkville is about to transition to an advisory park commission.
The hawks were swooning.
Over the past four days, there are a few news items football fans were certain to note.
She was a lawyer, noisy but nice. He was a Marine, quiet and even nicer.
Years ago, when my children were young and devoted Harry Potter fans, the prospects of another Harry Potter book produced an almost palpable sense of anticipation.
I spent the last three months of 2014 in another country. Over the course of those months, I was hospitalized five times in two different hospitals.
When Lowndes County Supervisors sold the county hospital it 2006, it produced a $30-million nest egg and a world of temptation.
Columbus is proud of its downtown and is always trying to support the various businesses.
The second-most jarring scene in "American Sniper" takes place not in the urban maze of wartime Iraq but in the domestic tranquility of Chris Kyle's home in Texas.
It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.
"It's a small house, a fixer-upper. Could you be happy there until we can build our own?" The young man had his concerns.
It's February and the Tombigbee is filled to its banks with water from recent rains.
"Did your mother use these much?" I asked my wife. I was washing dishes after a meal served on her mother's wedding china. "Hardly ever," Beth replied. "They didn't have much to choose from back then," she said, by way of explaining the pattern. And then, to make her point: "She got married in a dress made from a parachute."
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